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This is a comprehensive list of visitor attractions in The Royal Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, Vale of Leadon, Severn Vale, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. If your planning a visit or holiday to the region and want to map out a 'what to see and do' list then the following information will be invaluable.

Hedge Puzzle & Butterfly Zoo Beechenhurst Caldicot Castle & Country Park
Cannop Ponds Chepstow Castle Chepstow Museum
Cinderbury Iron Age Experience Clearwell Caves Cowdy Gallery
Cyril Hart Arboretum Dean Forest Railway Dean Heritage Centre
Dick Whittington Centre Elton Farm Mazes Forest Model Village
Forest Mechanical Organs   Goodrich Castle
Hartpury Historic Buildings Harts Barn Craft Centre Hereford Cider Museum
Hopewell Colliery Kingfisher Cruises Lydney Harbour
Lydney Park Spring Gardens Mallards Pike May Hill
Nagshead Nature Reserve National Birds of Prey Centre Nelson Museum
Newent Lake Park Palace Theatre Perrygrove Railway
Puzzle Wood Reckless Designs Royal Forest Route
Ruardean Garden Pottery RSPB Symonds Yat Severnwye Llama & Camel Trekking
Severn Bore Sculpture Trail Shambles Victorian Village
Soudley Ponds Speech House Taurus Crafts
Three Choirs Vineyard The Wharf House Tintern Abbey
Wenchford    
Amazing Hedge Puzzle & Butterfly Zoo

Butterfly Zoo at Ross on Wye

Jubilee Park, Whitchurch, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Tel: 01600 890360
A large hedge maze set on the banks of the River Wye at Symonds Yat.
Beechenhurst

Beechenhurst Lodge

Speech House Road, Broadwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 827357
Beechenhurst Lodge gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of the South Wests' best loved sculptures, forest walks, trails and open countryside.
Caldicot Castle & Country Park

Caldicote Castle

Church Road, Caldicot, Gwent
Tel: 01291 420421
Caldicot Castle is set in fifty five acres of beautiful Country Park.
Cannop Ponds

Cannop Ponds

Speech House Road, Broadwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 833057
Famous for its two large ponds and Forestry Commission picnic site, there was no historical settlement at Cannop, but the entire area was a centre of much industrial activity in the 18th and 19th centuries. The ponds are not natural, being created in 1826 on naturally marshy ground to form reservoirs to supply Parkend Ironworks, over a mile downstream. The flow of water was regulated by a weirs (which still exist at the southern ends of the ponds) and the water was channelled to Parkend in stone lined waterways known as 'leats'. Between the ponds are Cannop Stonework's which began wok in 1902 to produce high quality building stone from the numerous quarries in the area.
Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

Bridge Street, Chepstow, Gwent
Tel: 01291 624065
Historic Chepstow Castle overlooking the River Wye.
Chepstow Museum

Chepstow Museum

Gwy House, Bridge Street, Chepstow, Gwent
Tel: 01291 625981
Chepstow Museum displays the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre.
Cinderbury Iron Age Experience

Cinderbury Iron Age Experience

The Rocks, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 0870 609 3219 
Cinderbury Iron Age Experience is a unique opportunity for visitors to step back in time and experience life in the Iron Age.
Clearwell Caves

Clearwell Caves

The Rocks, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 832535
Ancient Iron Mine and Caves.
Cowdy Gallery

Cowdy Gallery

31 Culver Street, Newent, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01531 821173
Contemporary Art Centre in the town of Newent.
Cyril Hart Arboretum

Cyril Hart Arbouretum

Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel:01594 833057
Arboretum based by Speech House in the Royal Forest of Dean.
Dean Forest Railway

Dean Forest Railway

Forest Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Tel:01594 843423
Preserved steam railway running between Lydney Junction and Parkend.
Dean Heritage Centre

Dean Heritage Centre

Camp Mill, Soudley, Cinderford, Gloucestershire
Tel:01594 822170
The Museum of the Royal Forest of Dean traces the unique history of the area, it's people and culture through modern displays.
Dick Whittington Farm Park

Dick Whittington Mohair Countryside Centre

Blakemore Farm, Little London, Longhope, Gloucestershire. GL17 0PH
Countryside Centre with play barn and animals - great for kids!

Tel: 01452 831000
Email: manager@dickwhittington.org
Website: www.dickwhittington.info

Elton Farm Mazes & Mountainboard Centre

Elton Farm Mazes Mountainboard Centre

Elton Farm, Elton, Newnham, Gloucestershire
Tel:01452 760795
Farm ground comprising of mazes with theme covering 8 acres and mountainboard centre.
Forest Model Village

Forest Model Village

Lydney Park Estate, Old Park, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Tel:01594 842244
Model village displaying forest scenes and people.
Forest of Dean Mechanical Organs

Forest of Dean Mechanical Organs

Springfields, Drybrook, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 542278
Mechanical Organ museum.
Goodrich Castle

5 Miles south of Ross on Wye off A40
English Heritage Ross on Wye HR9 6HY
Tel: 01600 890538
Adults £3.70 Child £1.90 Concs £2.80
This fortified baronial palace stands majestically on a red sandstone crag, commanding the passage of the river Wye into the picturesque wooded valley of Symonds Yat.

Hartpury Historic Buildings

Hartpury Historic Buildings

Church Road, Hartpury, Gloucester
Tel: 01531 822144
Group of Historic buildings situated in the village of Hartpury.
Harts Barn Craft Centre

Harts Barn Craft Centre

Monmouth Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01452 830954
Craft Centre in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean with various outlets.
Hereford Cider Museum

Hereford Cider Museum

21 Rylands Street, Hereford. HR4 0LW
Tel: 01432 354207
Hopewell Colliery

hopewell colliery

Cannop Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 810706
Coal mining museum.
Kingfisher Cruises

Kingfisher Cruises

Symonds Yat East, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Tel: 01600 891063
Symonds Yat is world famous for its natural river scenery. The river winds its way through Symonds Yat gorge and village, dividing it into East & West.
Lydney Harbour

Lydney Harbour

Harbour Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire,
Tel: 08708 506506
Old harbour which has recently been restored.
Lydney Park Spring Gardens

Lydney Park Spring Gardens

Lydney Park Estate Office, Lydney, Gloucestershire,
Tel: 01594 842844
Spring Gardens with rhododendrons and azaleas. Roman temple site and museums.
Mallards Pike

Mallards Pike

Near Blakeney, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 833057
These lakes were constructed by the Forestry Commission and now form the centre piece of a picturesque part of the Forest. Spend a lovely summer's day here and take a very gentle short walk around the small lake at Mallard's Pike. Barbeque hearths and picnic area. Ample car parking. Bluebells form a magnificent carpet to the woodland floor in May
May Hill

May Hill

Longhope, Gloucestershire
Viewpoint in the northern part of the district.
Nagshead Nature Reserve

Nagshead Nature Reserve

Fancy Road, Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 833057
RSPB Nature Reserve with trails and visitor centre.
Nelson Museum & Local History Centre

National Birds of Prey_Centre

New Market Hall, Priory Street, Monmouth, NP25 3XA.
(Tel) : 01600 710630  (Fax) : 01600 710631
E-mail : nelsonmuseum@monmouthshire.gov.uk
The Nelson Museum was founded in 1924, following the bequest to Monmouth by Lady Llangattock of her collection of material relating to the famous admiral.
National Birds of Prey Centre

National Birds of Prey_Centre

Newent, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01531 820286
The visitor attraction showing 160 birds of prey with daily flying demonstrations. Pets corner for children. Coffee shop and picnic areas.
Newent Lake Park

Newent Lake Park

Newent, Gloucestershire
Newent Lake is the jewel of the town. Originally part of the Newent Court estate, this large picturesque lake lay abandoned for several decades.
Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 822555
Providing quality films for the whole family, in this wonderfully restored Edwardian theatre.
Perrygrove Railway

Perrygrove Railway

Perrygrove Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 834991
Perrygrove Railway is the steam train for all ages - and all weathers!
Puzzle Wood

Puzzle Wood

Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 833187
Pre Roman open cast iron ore mine. Including very unusual maze.
Reckless Designs

Reckless Designs

17 Gloucester Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 810504
Pottery shop and craft centre.
Royal Forest Route

Royal Forest Route

Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 812388
20 mile circular route around the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean.
RSPB Symonds Yat Rock Peregrine viewing

RSPB Symonds Yat Rock Peregrine viewing

Symonds Yat
Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 562852
The view point is located 3 miles/4.8 km north of Coleford off the B4432.
Ruardean Garden Pottery

Ruardean Garden Pottery

West End, Ruardean, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 543577
Pottery Centre.
www.ruardeanpottery.com
Sculpture Trail

Sculpture Trail

Speech House Road, Broadwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 833057
Forestry Commission site with sculpture trail.A really fascinating walk of 4.1 miles with various woodland sculptures reflecting the life and work of the Forest of Dean - Starts at Beechenhurst Lodge.
Severn Bore

Severn Bore

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Severnwye Llama & Camel Trekking

Severnwye Llama and Camel Trekking

Sedbury, Chepstow, Gwent
Tel: 01291 621593
Llama and Camel trekking centre.
Shambles Victorian Village

Shambles Victorian Village

24 Church Street, Newent, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01531 822144
Victorian Village nestled away behind the streets of Newent town.
Soudley Ponds

Soudley Ponds

Soudley, Cinderford, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 833057
Forestry Commission picnic site with ponds and viewpoint.
Speech House (Hotel)

Speech House

Nr Coleford
Gloucestershire GL16 7EL
Tel: 01594 822607
The Speech House Hotel is a 17th century former hunting lodge set in the heart of the Forest of Dean
Taurus Crafts

Taurus Crafts

Lydney Park Estate, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01594 844841
Original 17th Century coach house and courtyard within Lydney Park Estate housing a craft centre.
The Three Choirs Vineyard

Three Choirs Vineyard

Three Choirs is on the B4215, two miles from Newent, Gloucestershire.
Tel: 01531 890223

http://www.three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk/

The Wharf House

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Over, Gloucester
Tel: 01452 332900 
A new quality attraction on the edge of Gloucester with free visitor centre exploring 750 years history of the Leadon Valley.
Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

Tintern, Chepstow, Gwent
Tel: 01291 689251
Ruins of ancient Tintern Abbey.
Wenchford

Wenchford

Nr. Blakeney, Gloucestershire
Tel:01594 833057
.A 3.7 mile walk which is steep in parts but provides good views of the surrounding countryside. Or spend a lazy summer's day here beside the stream. The picnic site is situated; in very picturesque surroundings. Great for the children. Ample car parking. Forestry Commission picnic site
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