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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

                                                                                                      Superb. Cabin is beautifully furnished and has all you could ask for in self catering equipment.

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                                                                                                      Lovely quiet location on the farm, beautiful surroundings. Owner friendly and helpful. Cabin is beautiful, very comfortable. Location good for exploring cotswolds, and close to m5. If you're looking for a relaxing break in beautiful countryside, this is ideal!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Location, Location, Location!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had 3 lovely nights at the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed the garden and the experience of staying in a very old building with beautiful views. The cottage is very well presented and comfortable and provides all the basics you would need for your stay. The location is excellent with many major attractions within a few miles (Clearwell Caves is well worth a visit and is less than 3 miles away), and it's just a short walk to the local shop. The local fish and chip shop is very good, the local pub does not serve food but is very friendly! There are some good alternatives nearby and we would particularly recommend The Royal Oak which is either a long walk or a short drive. Communication with the owners, Gill and Gordon, was very straight forward and easy, and everything was ready for our arrival, including a thoughtful bottle of milk in the fridge, and we appreciated the collection of leaflets, maps and general info on local attractions. Overall, good value for money and a very beautiful part of the country which we would certainly visit again to cross some more of the walks off our list.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017