Forest of Dean Vacations

Visit the attractions in Forest of Dean, which you’ll find 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the west of Gloucestershire. If you are coming from the Bristol International Airport in Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast.

Forest of Dean is near a diverse collection of Gloucestershire’s well-known sights. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the marvelous Tintern Abbey and the fantastic Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre. Two more worthwhile attractions you’ll find within a short distance of Forest of Dean are Berkeley Castle and Chepstow Racecourse.

Visitors to Forest of Dean, looking for something different, should head to the cultural attractions nearby. Discover the interactive and traditional museums and exhibit spaces City Museum in Gloucester, the Museum in the Park in Stroud and the Gloucester Folk Museum. Head to the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery in Hereford, to get your fix of art.

While you are here, stop at the nearby local attractions such as Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucester, Chepstow Castle in Chepstow and Hereford Cathedral in Hereford. These spots are a magnet for travellers from all over the world. Those with a passion for history will enjoy exploring Thornbury Castle in Bristol.

If you are ready to grab a bargain, you’ll love the various stores at Merchants' Quay in Gloucester and the Mall at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol.

When the snow hits the peaks, check out Forest of Dean’s most popular ski slopes at the Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre in Gloucester.

Nearby Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester is the perfect place to hang out with lovers of rugby union, and to see local legends, the Gloucester, in action. On match days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of red and white, as crowds gather to get behind their beloved team.

At the end of a busy day exploring the streets of Forest of Dean, put up your feet and relax in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the Hilton Newport, the Hampton by Hilton Newport East, and the Hilton Bristol.


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