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Royal Forest of Dean

Coleford GL15 4JD, England
+44 1594 837135
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You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of Dean. With the natural environment, fascinating history and heritage, an array of attractions and activities you can feed your minds and tire your bodies, but will there be enough time to fit it all into one holiday? - Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tourism Association.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild boar” (53 reviews)
“forest of dean” (135 reviews)
“heritage centre” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Coleford GL15 4JD, England
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+44 1594 837135
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"wild boar"
in 53 reviews
"forest of dean"
in 135 reviews
"heritage centre"
in 11 reviews
"sculpture trail"
in 34 reviews
"mountain biking"
in 12 reviews
"spent a week"
in 6 reviews
"outdoor activities"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 12 reviews
"cycle hire"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 16 reviews
"beechenhurst lodge"
in 14 reviews
"go ape"
in 16 reviews
"stunning place"
in 6 reviews
"steam railway"
in 7 reviews
"autumn colours"
in 6 reviews
"wye valley"
in 17 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So so much to do, especially if you like walking, being close to nature, and taking in breathtaking views, the forest is quite, clean and unspoilt. We are going back next spring and not for the last time.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely week break. WeTher amazing which helped. We all had a great time - swimming at Lidi, cycling, golf, walking, pottery, eating and drinking. Lovely.

Thank MattyA32
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What more can you say about a place like this? It's nature pure. You could spend weeks here and never explore the whole area. There's so much to discover.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth the visit and climb to view river below with information on wildlife in area on display at viewpoint

Thank ann w
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful area, I'm qualified to say that as I come from Derbyshire. The Forest of Dean has so much to offer, so many things to do, such a variety of restaurants, and walks, crafts, local history..on and on and on a wonderful area.

Thank dick h
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is such a pretty area to be lots of walks and things to do. Well worth packing up a picnic wild life. It's lovely

Thank jillhking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a beautiful log cabin near Tintern, and decided to visit the forest for a bike ride. We did the family cycle trail as it was fairly flat. It was around 11 miles through stunning forest. There was hardly anyone around so it...More

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Forest of Dean has held a place in my heart ever since childhood and as a family, we would visit my now late grandparents in Lower Soudley. Getting out of the car...sometimes hired in those days! I would take a deep breath of the...More

Thank Suzanne T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started at Dean Heritage Centre with interesting & well presented displays of history of largely industrial uses (iron ore mining, timber for smelting & export for construction & ship building) with associated light railways & mills including the Dean Centre itself. Web site showed route...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gloucester's other area of natural beauty. I've like the area for many years. In the villages and towns such as Cinderford there is still a feeling of a working area rather than chocolate box prettiness. There are many car parks in the forest mainly provided...More

Thank LightAleCavalier
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phil1362
18 February 2018|
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Response from Fountain_Inn | Property representative |
Happy to recommend our inn. The Fountain Inn is situated in Parkend, and close to cycle trails, walks, and other attractions. Not allowed to post web addresses here, but please google us for more information.
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Monika M
4 June 2017|
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Response from SidBarras | Reviewed this property |
Train Bristol to Lydney than a bus
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san20sg
10 January 2017|
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Response from Fountain_Inn | Property representative |
The Sculpture trail, at Beechenhurst, is a great walk for kids. It's quite long, but there are short cuts back to the lodge if the children get tired. A map/guide can be bought from the café. Or RSPB Nagshead at Parkend... More
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