Local Attractions In The Forest of Dean

There are an array of attractions in the Forest of Dean, most within 30 minutes drive of Deanwood Holiday Cottages, to entertain you and your family …….but will you fit them all in! Check out special days on our ‘What’s On’ page

Clearwell Caves, including The Royal Forest of Dean’s Iron Mining Museum. Near Coleford, 6 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

Dean Heritage Centre,  6 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages. 5 Galleries, Victorian cottage, cryptic trails, chainsaw carving, animals, playground etc.

Dean Forest Railway runs from Lydney to Parkend, both 3 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages. Special Thomas the Tank engine days and days for the railway enthusiast. Enjoy Sunday lunch in the First Class Royal forester dining train.

Dick Whittington Farm Park, Longhope, 13 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.National Farm Park Winners Award 2007. Especially aimed at toddlers to 10 years. Giant indoor play barn, reptile & pets room, outdoor pedal course etc.

Littledean Jail – ‘you have nothing to loose but your mind!’ Enter if you dare! 8 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

Nelson Museum, Monmouth. Contains one of the world’s prime collections of material about the famous admiral. Also includes a collection about Charles Rolls, co-founder of Rolls Royce and information about local history. Free entrance. 12 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

Perrygrove Railway, with no extra charge for extra rides. Also houses in the trees, indoor village with secret passages, indoor play area, den building in the woods, indoor and outdoor picnic areas. 6 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

Symonds Yat Leisure Park, 14 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages. Here you will find the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, an aMazing Hedge maze, crazy golf, Laser Tag and a garden centre – enough to keep you amused all day!

Goodrich Castle, National Trust property, dramatically set on a rocky outcrop with exhilarating views over the Wye Valley. Offers a fascinating insight into medieval castle life. 12 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

Puzzlewood Enjoy a magical day out at Puzzlewood, a popular TV and film location, visited by Dr Who and Merlin. Magical woods, willow maze and indoor maze, animals and playground. 5 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

Taurus Crafts, Lydney. 15 craft studios & artisan businesses, cafe, delicatessen, balm jewellery, art exhibitions and special events. 4miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

RSPB Nagshead Nature Reserve, Parkend. 3 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

 

Information on these and more are in our holiday cottages for you to browse and to help you plan your stay.

 

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