Attractions in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has some great things to do - both man-made and natural but all of them well worth a visit or worth trying. You may wish to discover the area's history, or enjoy a stroll around a nature reserve.

Explore the many trails through the ancient Forest of Dean on foot, by bike or on horseback, or why not get the adrenalin pumping with something more adventurous such as a high wire rope courses. The area is also home to one of the best rivers in the country for canoeing and kayaking, the river Wye and there are some great fishing lakes and golf courses. Whatever you try, you're guaranteed to get a taste for our fresh air and come back for more.

There’s an array of family oriented attractions where you can all have fun, relax or enjoy some animal magic. On rainy days there’s also plenty to do from museums to caves or how about spending some time riding a steam train through the forest or taking a cruise down the River Wye.

There really is no shortage of ideas for things to see and do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

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Forestry Commission

We look after the Forest for everyone...whether you’re a mountain biker or a lover of nature, a great day out awaits...35 Square miles of beautiful woodland to enjoy & explore on foot boke or horse.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop

The Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop, cafe and conference room is community owned and staffed by volunteers.  It is a traditional oak construction combined with sustainable technology and specialises in local food.

Attraction in or near St Briavels


Hanley Farm Shop

A wide range of local produce from Berries to Beers. We source most of our produce within a 30 mile radius from our shop meaning that the food is as fresh as possible, and also supports local traders.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


The Patchwork Basket

The Patchwork Basket offers a friendly service and ample space to browse and discuss all your quilting needs from an extensive stock of fabrics, wadding and notions.

Attraction in or near Newent


Krazy Golf - Lydney

15 hole Krazy Golf with a theme based on local attractions, games barn, Footpool, outdoor garden games. On site cafe or bring your own picnic.

Attraction in or near Lydney


The Shire Hall

The Shire Hall in Monmouth is a beautiful, historic attraction, licensed for Weddings and public entertainment. Open daily for tours of the historic courtrooms and Tourist Information Service.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, stands in the north of the city near the river.

Attraction in or near Gloucester


Raglan Castle

A late medieval castle dating from between the 15th and early 17th-centuries.

Attraction in or near Raglan


Forest of Dean Greenways

A network of horse riding trails across the Forest of Dean also suitable for walkers and leisure cyclists, connected by quiet country lanes.

Attraction in or near Newent


Chepstow Castle

The oldest stone castle in Wales.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Abergavenny Market Hall

Attraction in or near Abergavenny


St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye

The church of St Mary the Virgin stands on one of the highest points in the town and the spire can be seen for many miles around; it is one of the largest churches in Herefordshire.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye