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Royal Forest of Dean

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Address: Coleford GL15 4JD, England
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of...

You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of Dean. With the natural environment, fascinating history and heritage, an array of attractions and activities you can feed your minds and tire your bodies, but will there be enough time to fit it all into one holiday?

- Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tourism Association.

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US$125.51*
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Full day Guided Canoe Trip down the River Wye
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An outdoor haven in the West of England

The Forest of Dean is a wonderful place to visit for all outdoor adventures, From abseiling, bird-watching and canoeing all the way to Zorbing. Well worth a stay.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Cinderford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost anything can appear in the forest could it be one or several of the wild boars or perhaps a deer runs across your path with many routes within the forest the adventures are endless

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt a lovely place, but there was a lack of tree varieties and terrain, which meant it was not so interesting as somewhere like the New Forest. As walkers we found the signposting and waymarks for walking routes were lacking; whereas the cycling routes were signposted with large, brightly coloured signs - what a contrast.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Forest of Dean is a wonderful place to visit for all outdoor adventures, From abseiling, bird-watching and canoeing all the way to Zorbing. Well worth a stay.

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Thank Tweedsuit
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47 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time cycling around in the forest for a few days. Most of the paths are very accessible, with many young children cycling around in family groups to the many picnic spots along the way.

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Camborne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome. So much history. So many walks. So much unspoilt wilderness. Really beautiful. Just go there :)

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant location for walks and family activities. I've heard lots about boar but didn't expect to see one! Then to our surprise there was a noise then a boar emerged! Ignored us and wandered back into the undergrowth. Quite a sight!

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Thank Rory A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I'll send anything today from culture walk to hiring bikes, having barbecues in the summer "if we ever get one",going on walks take your own bikes and lots lots more it is worth the visit if you're in the area

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite parts of the UK. Beautiful walks and scenery something for all ages and plenty to do

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Thank D1spm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I moved to the Forest of Dean in May, and I can tell you what I have found to be true. This part of the world is so beautiful, there is something new to find every day. So many walks to go on with the family, trees, lakes, a sculpture trail, waymarked and accessible. If you don't like walking, try... More 

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Thank James F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Didnt see all of this wonderful gem of the forest but what a spectacular place even in the midst of winter its quite spell binding...feels cut off in a good way from 21st century..dont expect internet...supermarkets etc..as you wont find these here this is a magic glade, of places, trees and hidden gems to be explored.. I am sure in... More 

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