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For your next holiday, consider a cottage or holiday rental home in Forest of Dean.

When you take a holiday rental home or cottage in Forest of Dean, you will find that there are activities and attractions to interest every member of your family or group. From outdoor fun to an array of attractions that cover history, art, adventure and much more.

Things to do on holiday to Forest of Dean

Even though outdoor adventure might not be the first thing that you think of when you consider a holiday to Forest of Dean, perhaps it should be. There is so much to do including horseback riding, spelunking, biking, hiking and more. From the casual to the experienced outdoorsman, there is sure to be something to challenge everyone. Several fishing and tour cruises are also available. A day cruise is a wonderful way to see a good bit of the area at one time. Another interesting stop is The Sculpture Trail is just less than 6.5 km of beautiful wood sculptures. Some choose to walk this trail, while others drive.

Places to visit on holiday to Forest of Dean

The Wye Valley Arts Centre is an educational way to spend a few rainy afternoons near Forest of Dean. Classes are offered in a variety of mediums and there are classes aimed at both beginners and more experienced artists.

For a unique day trip, consider a stop to Puzzlewood in Coleford. Trees that are thousands of years old will be yours to explore. While much of the fun of Puzzlewood is out of doors, if it should rain, there are indoor activities as well such as a maze, a cafe and more.

Weather in Forest of Dean

The most popular time of year for travellers to plan a holiday to Forest of Dean is in the summer months. A quick glance at the average temperatures makes it quite easy to see why. Whilst the winter months can be a bit chilly with average highs between 7 and 9 degrees, the summer average highs are between 20 and 23 degrees. Each month of the year brings a rainfall of between about 5 and 9 mm. The most rain falls in October while the least falls between May and July.

Travel to Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean is quite simple to reach from many locations both in the UK and from other parts of the world. There are three airports within close proximity. The closest is Bristol (BRS) which is just over a 46 km drive. Brize Norton (BZZ) is 66 km and Cardiff International is 70 km away. Forest of Dean is also well serviced by the railway. The closest station is Gloucester Train Station. Virgin, First Great Western and Wessex Trains all service the Gloucester Station.

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Recent Reviews

Amazing house for an amazing weekend

5 of 5
We stayed at Riverside for a birthday/stag weekend and we were blown away with the place. It is literally perfect for a weekend away with friends. We were warmly greeted by Cazz who showed us around and had even taken the trouble to make up the beds especially to match the number of our guests. The house was beautifully presented and the indoor pool and games annex were perfect for chilling out. It is an isolated location, which suited us well but also very accessible for nearby activities and Gloucester/Cheltenham. We will have to come back and try out the BBQ area in the summer. If you get the chance to book this house I would jump at it - you really won't regret it.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Beautiful cottage & location

5 of 5
We had a lovely few days in this quaint cottage. The location is so convenient and the cottage was everything we needed! Thank you.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Lovely cottage in a tranquil and peaceful location

5 of 5
Our second stay here and once again was not disappointed, the cottage perfectly located to explore the Forest of Dean, only thing left to say is we will be back, huge thank you to Steve and Diane
  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017