Attractions

Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Forest of Dean

International Centre for Birds of Prey

Watch raptors swoop and dive at this large, long-standing countryside complex, 2 miles southwest of Newent (follow signs). There are three flyings per day (11.30am, 2pm and 4.15pm in summer; 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30…
Museum in Forest of Dean

Dean Heritage Centre

This entertaining museum looks at everything from the Forest of Dean’s geology and wildlife to the Roman occupation, medieval hunting laws, cottage crafts, the arrival of the railways and coal mining. Attractions fo…
Forest in Forest of Dean

Puzzlewood

A pre-Roman open-cast iron mine, overgrown with eerie moss-covered trees, Puzzlewood is a 6-hectare woodland web of paths, weird rock formations, tangled vines, rickety bridges, uneven steps and dark passageways, al…
Village in Forest of Dean

Symonds Yat

On the northwest edge of the Forest of Dean, squeezed between the River Wye and the towering limestone outcrop known as Symonds Yat Rock, Symonds Yat is a tiny, endearing tangle of pubs, guesthouses and campsites, w…
Castle in Forest of Dean

Goodrich Castle

Seeming to spring seamlessly from its craggy red bedrock, Goodrich is a dramatic, partly ruined castle topped by a 12th-century keep that opens up spectacular countryside views. An audioguide tells its story, from i…
Viewpoint in Forest of Dean

Symonds Yat Rock

Soaring 504m high above Symonds Yat East, this limestone outcrop has outstanding wraparound views of the River Wye and the surrounding countryside. It's a favourite spot for birdwatchers; you may be lucky enough to …
Cave in Forest of Dean

Clearwell Caves

Descend into the damp subterranean world of a 4500-year-old iron and ochre mine, comprising a warren of dimly lit passageways, caverns and pools, and home to several species of bats. ‘Deep Level Caving’ sessions (ad…
Winery in Forest of Dean

Three Choirs Vineyard

Three Choirs has been producing quality wines for more than 40 years, using grape varieties old and new, from pinot noir to siegerrebe. Call in for a one-hour guided winery tour with a tasting session (11.30am Wedne…