Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is home to a great range of attractions - some man-made, some completely natural but all of them well worth a visit. You may wish to discover the area's history, or enjoy a stroll around a nature reserve.

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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The Old Station Tintern

A Visitor Centre with exhibitions, activities, refreshments & local information.

Attraction in or near Tintern


Severn & Wye Smokery, Chef's Larder and Fish Counter

Experience our stylish delicatessen cum brasserie, showcasing the best local produce, superb hampers, wonderful fish and game. Above all the finest fish and seafood counter you'll find anywhere.

Attraction in or near Westbury-on-Severn


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


Smarts Traditional Cheesemaking

Hand made cheesemaking can be seen Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Attraction in or near Huntley


Wye Valley Miniature Golf

Play this new twelve hole miniature course, amongst the fantasy ruins of a picturesque Roman villa. Will you beat par? Half price admission with ticket holders for Amazing Hedge Puzzle or Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Rowlestone Court

Farm attraction centred around ice cream making which can be viewed on certain days.Walks though woods,meadows ,by ponds and play areas with spectacular views and abundant wildlife.

Attraction in or near Grosmont


Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter

Remarkable pottery experiences for individuals, groups and organisations. We work with thousands of workshop participants, all ages and abilities, sharing the many benefits of working with clay.

Attraction in or near Newent


Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club

Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls make up the largest leisure complex in the Forest of Dean. It is a place to relax and unwind, visit the local area or simply play golf and bowls, both lawn and short mat.

Attraction in or near Coleford


3 Shires Garden Centre

Large and inspirational destination, with impressive plant displays, a large range of unique gifts and products for home and garden, as well as on site restaurant and outdoor childrens play area.

Attraction in or near Newent


Moot

MOOT home & garden is a delightful discovery of wonderful temptations. A high St shop with fun & exclusive gifts & home accessories including mugs from Magpie & handmade cushions from local designers.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity

Relax, learn a new skill and create a memory of your stay in the Forest of Dean to treasure forever. Perfect for couples, families and small groups looking for some quality ‘down time’.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Forest Hills Golf Club

Super Greens & challenging holes for players of every level. 6300 yard par 72 Golf Course. Memberships available, visitors welcome on the Course and in the Bar. Conference & Wi-Fi facilities.

Attraction in or near Coleford