Sights of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our Sights of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

You don't need to spend money to have fun!  Find one of the many viewpoints overlooking the Wye to take the best pictures.  Take your tea to a picnic site in the heart of the Forest.  Learn about our history and heritage or simply walk and enjoy nature.


Abenhall Church - St Michaels

History and Heritage in or near Mitcheldean


Woolaston Church - St Andrews

History and Heritage in or near Lydney


Awre Church - St Andrews

13th century. The churchyard contains a 1000 year old yew tree and under the tree, beside the church, there are graves of fishermen who drowned in the River Severn in the days of river trows.

History and Heritage in or near Lydney


Dymock Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


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


Dark Hill Iron Works

History and Heritage in or near Coleford


Mitcheldean Church - St Michaels & All Angels

History and Heritage in or near Mitcheldean


May Hill

May Hill is the most familiar landmark for many miles around, with its near circular mound and the crowning clump of trees.

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Newent


Kempley Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


Beechenhurst Lodge Vistor Centre

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the forest, and is a great place to start your adventure. Discover the Sculpture Trail, play area, cafe, shop and climbing tower.

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Coleford


Lydney Harbour

History and Heritage in or near Lydney


Wyndcliff and Eagles Nest

Breathtaking views from Eagle’s Nest at the top of the steep, wooded limestone cliff

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Tintern