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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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    avg/night
    • 8 BR
    • 6 BA
    • Sleeps 30
    House #1852049
    1
    Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (16 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #6505330
      16
      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (8 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6024828
        8
        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.6/5
          (26 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 6
          Bungalow #730799
          26
          Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (20 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 4 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Sleeps 10
            House #1989892
            20
            Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 10
              Farmhouse #6709793
              Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (22 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Barn #8137953
                22
                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                  (18 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                  18
                  Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (35 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8031311
                    35
                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8060087
                      3
                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (7 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Cottage #8127222
                        7
                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 9
                          Multiple rentals House #8137766
                          5
                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #8151758
                            4
                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                              (10 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                              10
                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 8 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 16
                                House #1452082
                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (20 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8147896
                                  20
                                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (11 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 3
                                    Cottage #8073852
                                    11
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                      (19 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Bungalow #8154625
                                      19
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #8153108
                                        3
                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (13 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1732357
                                          13
                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
                                            1
                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (12 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #8159302
                                              12
                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (12 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Farmhouse #6755518
                                                12
                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1913408
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (9 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                    Cottage #1880426
                                                    9
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1019849
                                                      2
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Cottage #8154386
                                                        4
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #6781621
                                                          6
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 6 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 14
                                                            House #1587648
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Cottage #1969185
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                House #8134255
                                                                5
                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  House #863400
                                                                  19
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                    Multiple rentals House #8137766
                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #1038528
                                                                      5
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8166366
                                                                        6
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          Cottage #8049840
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Multiple rentals Bungalow #1019849
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Multiple rentals Bungalow #1019849
                                                                              3
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                #8079609
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Barn #1709267
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #1019849
                                                                                    6
                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8110904
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #8157603
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #8041004
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #6495474
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1969431
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (14 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                Cottage #8156582
                                                                                                14
                                                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Barn #6848215
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Cottage #1858302
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                      Apartment #8134430
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I have to say possibly one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in fully contained with everything you need to make your break perfect . The real open fire was cozy and warm. Christmas cottage is Situated in a private gated courtyard in the heart of the forest. The cottage was spotless with loads of fine touches. Value for money this is the place to be would highly recommend Christmas cottage I will definitely be back again. Thank you David for A lovely relaxing stay . Regards David & Liz & frank the JR
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Nice quiet place to stay

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Quaint cottage - very comfortable.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Great cottage and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a fantastic break, lovely clean, comfortable cottage. Fantastic location everything you could ever want. Slept fantastically too. Owners contactable and accommodating. Great places to drive to. Will definately be going back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016