Activities and Attractions
Tourist Information Tel:01594 812388 (Gloucestershire)
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo Tel:01600 890360
A dazzling collection of some of the world’s most exotic butterflies are presented with extensive interactive displays and exhibitions.
Nesting Peregrine Falcons
During spring and summer, one of the main attractions is undoubtedly the nesting peregrine falcons in the cliffs opposite Yat Rock. It’s one of the best places in the country to spot them and the RSPB viewpoint at the top of the gorge offers assistance.
The Amazing Hedge Puzzle Tel:01600 890360
Herefordshire’s most popular private tourist attraction – visitors can try their hand at negotiating the Jubilee Maze and learn about the history of mazes in the museum.
Goodrich Castle Tel:01600 890538
One of the most complete medieval castles in England, built on a rocky outcrop with outstanding views of the surrounding valley. There is a 12th century keep, chapel and a maze of small rooms and passageways and in the ramparts, the defensive ‘murder holes’ are still visible.
King Arthur’s Cave
Said to be one possible place where King Arthur and his Knights rest, the cave has been a source of major archeological discoveries, including the remains of a hyena family and sabre tooth tiger bones.
One of Britain’s greatest monastic ruins and inspiration to both Wordsworth and Turner is a relatively short drive away in Monmouthshire.
Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre Tel:01594 833238
The centre offers an unparalleled range of outdoor pursuits for groups of all ages.
Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre Tel:01594 860065
One of the best ways to explore the picturesque Forest of Dean is by bicycle.