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Puzzlewood is a magical day out in the Forest of Dean. An enchanting, ancient woodland, filled with fantastic tree and rock formations. A popular TV & film location inc Star Wars.

Attraction in or near Coleford


'The most magical forest on the face of the earth! Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars Producer & President of Lucasfilm.

Puzzlewood is a unique and magical forest with a mile of meandering pathways and over 200 steps set in 14 acres of ancient woodland. The paths take you through a wonderland of deep ravines of moss covered rocks, over wooden bridges and through fantastic tree and rock formations.

Many people believe that Puzzlewood was the inspiration for JRR Tolkien's forests of Middle Earth in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Puzzlewood has been used in a number of  popular TV & film productions including Merlin, Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Huntsman: A Winter's War.

Puzzlewood has its own FREE APP which includes two interactive games and information on the site and the local area. We recommend you download before you arrive.

Events are held throughout the year, please check our website.

Also onsite are farm animals, outdoor and indoor play areas including mazes, outdoor and indoor picnic areas and a small cafe with gifts.

Stay in Puzzlewood Cottages and enjoy unlimited access to the woods

Opening Times

For opening dates and times, please check our website.


  • Adults  £7
  • Children (3-16)  £6
  • Family (2A + 2C)  £25

Annual passes

  • Adults  £20
  • Children (3-16)  £15
  • Family (2A + 2C)  £70


  • Attraction
  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Families
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Visitor Attraction


Perrygrove Road
GL16 8QB
O/S Ref: SO 580 091

Enter your start address:

From Coleford follow B4228 towards Chepstow, half a mile along Puzzlewood is on the right hand side.

  • Coleford


Day Ticket

  • Adults  £7
  • Children (3-16)  £6
  • Family (2A + 2C)  £25

Annual Passes

  • Adults  £20
  • Children (3-16)  £15
  • Family (2A + 2C)  £70


Associated Businesses

Puzzlewood Cottages

Stay at this popular attraction and enjoy unlimited access outside normal hours. Walks direct from the cottages. Feed our animals.

Self-Catering in or near Coleford
3 units sleeping 4 & 8