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The 'Queen of Forests', one of England's few remaining ancient forests covering over 27,000 acres of woodland. Designated a National Forest Park in 1938 it is bordered by the River Severn and the River Wye. This give the forest its stunning landscapes and spectacular scenery. The seasonal changes give rise to a vast array of flora and fauna with everchanging colours.  Bluebells in spring, lush green summers, spectacular autumns and the cool frosts of winter. So much to see and do all year round

THE AMAZING HEDGE PUZZLE
Jubilee Park, Symonds Yat West, HR9 6DA
Tel: 01600 890360     LOCATION MAP
Planted over twenty years ago by brothers Lindsay and Edward Heyes, the fun of the aMazing Hedge Puzzle has made it Herefordshire's most popular private tourist attraction. Come along and solve the puzzle, make your own mazes and discover the history of the mazes.

DEAN HERITAGE CENTRE
Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean, Glos. GL14 3JS
Tel: 01594 824024     LOCATION MAP
The Dean Heritage Centre is housed at Camp Mill, surrounded by the wonderful woodlands of the Soudley Valley, in the Forest of Dean. This site was chosen by the Dean Heritage Museum Trust, the charity that runs the Centre, as its own unique history makes it the ideal place to tell the story of the Forest of Dean.

THE SHAMBLES - Victorian Village
Church Street, Newent, Glos. GL18 1PP
Tel: 01531 822144     LOCATION MAP
Set in over an acre, and imaginatively set out as a small town of cobbled streets, alleyways, cottages and houses. Shops and trades and even a tin chapel and cottage garden recreating the feel and atmosphere of Victorian life.

PUZZLE WOOD
Nr. Coleford, Forest of Dean, Glos. GL16 8QB
Tel: 01594 833187     LOCATION MAP
A really magical place to visit with connections to the great TOLKEIN. It is said that he based part of Middle-Earth on Puzzle Wood. Come and find out for yourself with 14 acres of weird and spectacular scenery, with a very unusual maze.

WYE VALLEY BUTTERFLY ZOO
Symonds Yat West, Nr Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA
Tel: 01600 890360    LOCATION MAP
Walk amongst free flying butterflies from around the world. Come and enjoy our indoor garden and let nature come to you. Situated next to the Amazing Hedge Ouzzle for a combined great day out!

CLEARWELL CAVES
Nr. Coleford, Royal Forest of Dean, Glos. GL16 8JR
Tel: 01594 832535     LOCATION MAP
A fascinating insight into an ancient mining tradition going back 4000 years. Whatever the weather come and visit. VOTED FAMILY ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR for Gloucestershire by the Good Britain Guide 2003.

FOREST MODEL VILLAGE
Old Park, Lydney, Forest of Dean, GL15 6BU
Tel: 01594 845244     LOCATION MAP
A brand new family visitor attraction within a shady woodland glade. Over 1.5 acres of miniature magic. We have 5 model gardens, childrens play area and tea rooms in a magical woodland setting.

NATIONAL BIRDS OF PREY CENTRE
Newent, Glos. GL18 1JJ
Tel: 0870 990 1992     LOCATION MAP
Come and see for yourself the amazing world of our most fascinating feathered friends. With 3 FLYING DEMOS DAILY, you can really get to know them. We have free parking and refreshments and have disabled access. See you soon!

TAURUS CRAFTS
Old Park, Lydney, Forest of Dean, GL15 6BU
Tel: 01594 844841     LOCATION MAP
Situated in the original 17th Century coach house and courtyard of the Lydney Park Estate, Taurus Crafts is a friendly meeting place with a lot going on from Production Pottery to Art Exhibitions and Exquisite Gift Shop to Wholesome Food Restaurant.

LITTLEDEAN JAIL
Littledean, Forest of Dean, Glos. GL14 3NL
Tel: 01594 826659    LOCATION MAP
A not to be missed visitor attraction set in the Forest of Dean. This former house of correction, police station and courthouse houses an outstanding private collection of worldwide interest... without fear or favour - an Aladdin's cave of true crime material and curiosities!

MOHAIR COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE
Little London, Longhope, Glos. GL17 0PH
Tel: 01452 831137     LOCATION MAP
The kids will love it here with so much to do including a large indoor play barn, tractor rides, outdoor activity zone, pedal karts and of course farm animals and deer.