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.

Puzzlewood - A magical day out in the Forest of Dean

Trippenkennet Farm - Coarse Fishing

Two well stocked coarse lakes. Our lakes are suitable for less-abled users, with disabled toilets & a good path providing access to the lakes, set in beautiful countryside.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Caldicot Castle Country Park

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castle’s exciting past. Caldicot Castle’s impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The GWR offers a great family day out for one ticket price with an exciting timetable that enables visitors on nearly all dates to experience at least two forms of motive power.

Attraction in or near Gloucester


aMazing Hedge Puzzle

This traditional hedge maze is great fun for everyone. Find your way to the Temple at the centre, play hide'n seek and tag! There is a puzzle shop and a fascinating museum of mazes.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Elton Carp Lake

Our lakes have some carp over 20lbs and are suitable for the beginner. They are open for day tickets to everyone. The lakes are a lovely place to visit. £7 a day for two rods and £5 for concessions.

Attraction in or near Newnham


Stella Books

30000+ out of print and rare books in stock.  Open every day.  Art to zoology, something for everyone.

Attraction in or near Tintern


Krazy Golf - Lydney

15 hole Krazy Golf with a theme based on local attractions, games barn, Footpool, outdoor garden games. On site cafe or bring your own picnic.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Lydney - Gateway to the Forest

A historic market town on the Southern edge of the Forest of Dean. Called the 'Gateway to the Forest' the town offers a great place to visit and explore, with a range of shops and attractions.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Chepstow Racecourse

Wales' biggest racecourse and the home of the Coral Welsh Grand National. Hosting horse racing and non racing events throughout the year.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


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


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


The Old Station Tintern

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

Attraction in or near Tintern