Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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If you are interested in history, there is much to discover; some of the best castles in the country, ancient churches, and masses of industrial archaeology throughout the Forest and the length of the Lower Wye Valley.


Hartpury Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Gloucester


The Geomap Project

History and Heritage in or near Cinderford


St Briavels Church - St Mary's The Virgin

History and Heritage in or near St Briavels


Woolaston Church - St Andrews

History and Heritage in or near Lydney


Clearwell Church - St Peter's

History and Heritage in or near Clearwell


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.

History and Heritage in or near Ross-on-Wye


Mitcheldean Church - St Michaels & All Angels

History and Heritage in or near Mitcheldean


Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck

History and Heritage in or near Hereford


Abenhall Church - St Michaels

History and Heritage in or near Mitcheldean


Monmouth Church - St Mary's Priory

Extensively rebuilt in 1737, with only the original tower and redesigned spire retained, it was considered to be too small by nineteenth century standards and underwent major renovations in 1881.

History and Heritage in or near Monmouth


Penallt Old Church

History and Heritage in or near Monmouth


Hoarwithy - St Catherines

Unusual church in an ornate Italianate style in the heart of rural Herefordshire.

History and Heritage in or near Ross-on-Wye