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Tourist Information for Symonds Yat and the Upper Wye Gorge

There’s a place in Britain with a microclimate like the Dordogne and a 250-year tradition of hospitality. The landscape is so stunning that the word “picturesque” was invented to describe it. Here are one hundred and one more things to like about the Upper Wye Gorge!

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On the doorstep:

Great for playing games and its hands-on Museum of Mazes

Its tropical, its indoors and the butterflies are stunning

Twelve-holes, a unique design and an all-weather surface

Laser-tag fun for you, your family, your friends

Superb cream teas and light lunches

A stone’s throw away:

Our parish church, a haven of tranquility, good for the soul

Historic country house hotel with a delightful garden and really good ale

Parking, river cruises, amusements, and bar

Riverside campsite and groups field

Just over the ferry:

Good food, accommodation and ferry

Guest house and tea garden

Guest house

Good for groups, great view

Good food and garden view

Corporate teambuilding


A short drive away:

Cottages with a fishing beat

Bring your horse for a holiday

Traditional village stores

Self catering

Atmospheric country inn, great food

Goodrich Castle

Wedding venue and apartments

Good food

Conference venue


Personal training

Sanctuary party pampering

Exclusive wedding venue

Game shoot

Welsh Bicknor Youth Hostel

Self-catering cottages too

Bunkhouse and permaculture courses

Pottery lessons

Inn with bunkhouse

Conference venue

Dixton Bank

Peregrine Path cycleway

Great for groups

Great for groups

The Kymin

Glamping canoe expeditions

Balloon flights


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The easiest website to find a place to stay and things to do in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean

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An easy stroll away:

Fully serviced holiday caravan hire and campsite

This little pub was once known as “The Jampots” by locals. Good food and warm fire

Village stores and coffee shop with Post Office

Guest House with excellent disability access facilities


Eccentric arty hotel

Airport/station transfer in style

Cafe and Restaurant

Bed & Breakfast

Self-catering with gardens

The nearest thing to a supermarket around here

Self-catering with fine view

Coaching holidays with one of the biggest ballrooms in Britain

Self catering

Fine views, good beer, seriously good food, B & B and bunkhouse

A short hike away:

Large cottage, pet-friendly

Woodland campsite

Southernmost location on map lists eight reserves on The Doward

The Doward Woods

Yat Rock refreshment cabin

Peregrine Falcon observatory

Geological trail

Self-catering and B & B

Great for groups



Luxury log cabins in the forest

Group activities and ropes course

Forest bunkhouse across the river

Camping across the river by footbridge or ferry

Fisheries from Ross to Monmouth are in the Upper Wye Gorge

Canoe, bike and bag uplift

Aerial tour of the Upper Wye Gorge