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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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                                                                                                      Spacious, homely nest away in the countryside

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed in the blackberry barn with our dog, it felt amazing and luxurious, perfect for a romantic weekend away. the shower in itself was amazing but it was also all the little details and the huge super king size bed. Great if you love to have long walks in the country side and a wonderfully warm, spacious and comfortable nest to get back to. Would recommend and expect to be back soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2017

                                                                                                      Idyllic cosy, spacious, warm and inviting getaway

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very peaceful relaxing time at the old chapel, and loved the fact that the forest was our front garden. The owners have literally made home from home providing games dvds and books etc! We loved log burner on our one night in and felt this place more than met our needs. The kitchen and bathroom were both very modern and the owners were kind enough to provide teas coffee and biscuits which were thoroughly enjoyed 😀😀. The Forest of Dean has so much to offer from cycle trails to prison tours and enchanted woods so there is no shortage of fun for all ages. We were lucky enough to see 3 wild boar whilst out cycling in the forest which added to our magical stay at the old chapel. We would definitely go back and definitely recommend it. Thank you having us Doreen. Sally and Dave x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Nov 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2017