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Best things to do in Forest of Dean

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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Educational Sites; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Forests; National Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of Dean. With the natural environment, fascinating... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Perrygrove Railway runs for 3/4 mile through farmland and woods on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Ride the steam train to... more » Owner description: Perrygrove Railway runs for 3/4 mile through farmland and woods on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Ride the steam train to all our activities including the unique Treetop Adventure - 5 houses up in the trees, fully accessible and safe - our covered picnic and play area at Foxy Hollow, an Indoor Village with secret passages, and a den-building area in the woods. See our collection of vintage trains (operating on two special days each year). Unlock a casket of treasure! Fun guaranteed. Picnics welcome - or enjoy our cafe serving sandwiches and light refreshments. Lots of special events, including days when Mr. Chuffity is here to show children how the Friendly Engines work and tell stories. Low cost family tickets - nothing else to pay (except the optional Treasure Hunt). « less
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Symonds Yat Rock (Coleford)
Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Valleys; Outdoors
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Bathurst Park (Lydney)
Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
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Clearwell Caves (Coleford)
Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Outdoors
Owner description: Impressive natural caverns that became filled with iron ore and then were mined over 4,500 years, right up to today. The... more » Owner description: Impressive natural caverns that became filled with iron ore and then were mined over 4,500 years, right up to today. The Caves were mined originally by Stone Age people for ochre and small amounts are still produced for artists' pigment. Nine impressive well lit caverns are open, going down around 100ft (31m) underground. Mining and geological displays throughout. Good Cafe and Gift Shop, Picnic and children's play area (can also be visited separately from the Caves). Ample free parking. Special events through the year. Spectacular Christmas Fantasy event. Deep Level adventure caving activities and show cave guided tours can be pre-booked. School groups and educational visits a speciality. « less
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Puzzlewood (Coleford)
Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Outdoors
Owner description: Puzzlewood - A Magical Day Out in the Forest of DeanWhy is Puzzlewood magical? Is it the maze of pathways winding through... more » Owner description: Puzzlewood - A Magical Day Out in the Forest of DeanWhy is Puzzlewood magical? Is it the maze of pathways winding through deep gulleys of moss covered rocks, the twisted roots of the Yew trees or the bridges, ‘lookouts’ and features to find on your way round? Puzzlewood is enchanting; it has an atmosphere quite unlike any other woodland. Here you can imagine that you are in a fantasy film, and that fantastic creatures lurk round every corner. Puzzlewood is used for Merlin, Dr Who and recently for a new Warner Bros movie called Jack the Giant Killer (release date June 2012).Also onsite are farm animals, willow maze, indoor maze, playground, picnic tables, café and gift shop « less
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Gardens; Coffeehouses; Outdoors
Owner description: Step back in time and enjoy wandering through 12 different gardens, talk with Old Ned and Aunt Martha about their lives over... more » Owner description: Step back in time and enjoy wandering through 12 different gardens, talk with Old Ned and Aunt Martha about their lives over 120 years ago. Afterwards enjoy afternoon tea, Victorian style, with loose tea, proper serviettes all lit by oil lamps. On the menu you will find scones, clotted cream alongside a Sack Lunch, Her Ladyship's & the Brigadier's High Teas. In all an experience of times gone by. « less
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: A heritage railway running through the Forest of Dean. We now have 5 stations along the line - with grat walks and local... more » Owner description: A heritage railway running through the Forest of Dean. We now have 5 stations along the line - with grat walks and local pubs accessible from many.We regularly have special events - such as visits from Thomas the Tank engine, Bygone Branchline days and Sanata Specials for Xmas.At Norchard we have a large free car-park, a well stocked shop selling a vast array of books, toys and gifts - as well as a fascinating museum transporting you back in history!Our southern terminus at Lydney Junction is only a 2 minute walk from the mainline Lyndey station - and through ticketing is available - so you can buy a ticket from Birmingham to Parkend!!Look forward to welcoming you all soon. « less
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Sculpture Trail (Coleford)
Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Trails; Outdoors
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Soudley Ponds (Soudley)
Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
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Westbury Court Gardens (Westbury on Severn)
Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Lydney Harbour (Lydney)
Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five... more » Owner description: The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean. With a wide range of things to do and see, including five onsite galleries exploring the history of the Forest from the Ice Age to the present day; a reconstructed Victorian cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; an adventure playground; chainsaw carving demonstrations; a variety of animals, an onsite gift shop and cafe there's always something new and exciting to interest, inspire and surprise you.With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops across the year, it's a great day out for all the family. « less
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Dymock Poets (Dymock)
Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
Category: Museums
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The Secret Forest (Clearwell)
Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
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Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
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Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Forest of Dean
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