Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our Things to do

The Welsh border has some of the best mediaeval castles but you will also find many other things reflecting the heritage of both the area and our nations.


Clearwell Caves

The ancient mines at Clearwell Caves are a secret world hidden beneath the trees; they are an exciting underground experience for the whole family. Cafe, shop, picnic area, free parking.

Attraction in or near Clearwell


Warehouse 701

Welcome to our Reclaimed World. 15 diverse showrooms set in a former wartime munitions factory. We have created a destination like no other; a renovation resource and a celebration of days gone-by.

Attraction in or near Hereford


Perrygrove Railway

Unique railway with walks through beautiful woodland. Tickets last all day - enjoy as many train rides as you like! Indoor Village and exciting Treasure Hunt! Cafe available. Picnics welcome.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Lydney Park Spring Gardens-Roman Temple Site

Fine formal gardens open every spring April-June. Beautiful rhododendron and azalea gardens. Important Roman Temples Site. Museums and teas.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Dean Forest Railway

A 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam and some heritage diesel train services. Free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once - ride all day!

Attraction in or near Lydney


Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye is a small market town in the south of Herefordshire offering excellent places to stay, eat and shop. Set in beautiful countryside it’s a great place for fresh air, walking and canoeing.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


The Cathedral Of The Forest

All Saints Church, Newland, The Cathedral of the Forest, dates back to the 1200’s. This historic church is home to the Miners Brass a symbol of the Royal Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Newland


The Secret Forest

Natural walk through ancient mine workings. Ancient yew trees and gnarled roots climbing over rocks. Associated woodland plants, mosses, lichens and native bird life. Recreated Iron Age village.

Attraction in or near Clearwell


farOpen - Forest and Rivers Open Studios

Visit artists in their workshops and galleries during the annual Open Studios Event in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, along the Severn and Gloucester.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Coldcroft Shires & Traditional Skills

Join our slower and more peaceful way of life. Enjoy time in the countryside on our farm where you can learn traditional skills and work our heavy horses. Farming as it used to be!

Attraction in or near Huntley


Chepstow Museum

Discover the history of this ancient town, once an important port, market centre and fortress.  Regular temporary exhibitions & educational activities.  Museum shop.  Free entry.  Open all year.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry

Winners BBC Drinks Producer Food & Award 2019 making traditional cider and perry at Broome Farm. Sold at the Yew Tree, Peterstow & Cider Shop.Groups welcome for pre-booked tours & tutored tastings.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye