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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (3 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 9 BR
    • 6 BA
    • Sleeps 30
    House #1852049
    3
    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (7 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 6 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Sleeps 14
      House #1587648
      7
      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (6 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        House #8134255
        6
        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (19 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Cottage #8124698
          19
          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (5 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Cottage #1913408
            5
            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 10
              Farmhouse #6709793
              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (22 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8147896
                22
                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (14 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1732357
                  14
                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #6801533
                    2
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (10 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8170695
                      10
                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (26 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Bungalow #730799
                        26
                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (10 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #8046754
                          10
                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #6938223
                            1
                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (7 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Barn #1709267
                              7
                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (25 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Barn #8137953
                                25
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 8 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 16
                                  House #1452082
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Cottage #8049840
                                    1
                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      House #6926202
                                      1
                                      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (4 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Barn #1880928
                                        4
                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (23 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                                          23
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
                                            2
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Multiple rentals Bungalow #1019849
                                              2
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                (15 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #8159302
                                                15
                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                                                  12
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Multiple rentals Bungalow #1019849
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                      Multiple rentals Bungalow #1019849
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #1019849
                                                        6
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #8125547
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1019849
                                                            2
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1965060
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (27 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #6505330
                                                                27
                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #6024828
                                                                  12
                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8089965
                                                                    10
                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #1968102
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (36 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8031311
                                                                        36
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Apartment #8151758
                                                                          7
                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Multiple rentals Chalet #8052789
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #8081389
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 7 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 22
                                                                                House #6811116
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Farmhouse #6755518
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #8154386
                                                                                    4
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #6995853
                                                                                      1
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #6495474
                                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #8051013
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (11 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #8143797
                                                                                            11
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Bungalow #8172114
                                                                                              5
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                Multiple rentals House #8137766
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #8070421
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #1967105
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Cottage #1858302
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fab

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a delightful time and the cottage is lovey with the log burner after a refreshing walk around the river. Fully recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Superb accommodation in beautiful surroundings.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Four of stayed for a week in The Granary. The accommodation is of the highest standard and very well equipped with great attention to detail. The area is excellent for walking and there are many interesting places to visit within easy reach. Eating out is superb, following the recommendations of the owners Amanda and Derek who are so helpful and attentive. At the end of our stay, we felt that we had been looked after by old friends. We will return!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017