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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

                                                                                                      Fabulous!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very comfortable and cosy property. The owners have thought of everything you may need - lovely soft throws, gorgeous fluffy duvets, very well equipped kitchen. It’s in a really peaceful location with stunning views and only couple of minutes from the river. There was a basket of blankets and bowls for our dog which was a nice touch, loads of wood for the fire and lovely candles everywhere. You can see the river rapids through the trees in the grounds at the front, we heard owls and pheasants each night and saw a group of wild deer on an evening walk, ate some fabulous food at the local pub and it was a totally relaxing break so we would definitely book again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2018

                                                                                                      We wish we could have stayed for 2 or 3 more weeks

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage has been renovated with real care and attention resulting in understated luxury. The kitchen has every utensil, pot and pan you need to make proper meals including a gas oven. The bathroom has a decent powerful shower and a proper bath. The living room hosts the hub of the house; the log burner. Staying in the winter meant we needed to keep this topped up to keep the heating on. Don't be shy with the wood, pack it full to the top and the heating system will turn on much quicker. There's also numerous electric heaters around the house for a quick blast of heat for when you've just got in or first thing in the morning. The bed is almost too comfortable as you will not want to get out in the morning. If you like walking and quirky interesting towns then there's lots to do in the area. The house sits right on the Offa Dyke's footpath and you can follow this over to Tintern Abbey. Make sure you stop at the local community shop. We also spent a day in Hay-on-Wye which included a reasonable drive but it meant we got to see more of the area. Joe lives on site but we never actually met him. He made it clear that if there was anything we needed, we just needed to contact him and he would happily have shown us. He's available to show you anything in person or to advise over phone/messages/emails. Very responsive and completely unobtrusive. Highly recommended. Double thumbs up. Thanks, Joe.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 08, 2018
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2018