Explore the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre.
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One of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. Don't miss the Nave's west window which is currently being restored. Visit the website
Grab your boots and come and join Chepstow Walking Festival that celebrates the beautiful landscape and rich heritage on both sides of the Welsh and English border.
Hop on your bike and explore the Forest of Dean. Try the Royal Forest Route which takes in a sculpture trail, mines dating back to the 1820's and a virtual lagoon of bluebells in spring!
The hostel is right in the middle Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley so there's lots of fantastic walks from the doorstep.
So much to see! local craft workshops, events and shops to inspire your creativity. Throw your own pot or visit the garden retreat.
Visit the atmospheric mine workings with nine impressive caverns and winding passageways - great whatever the weather.
Explore this unique and enchanting place, with meandering pathways and fantastic rock formations that inspired JRR Tolkien.
See the Forest of Dean in style with a train ride through the woods. Look out for the family-friendly Treetop Adventure play area on your journey. Visit the website
High wire fun in the forest – climb rope ladders, zip wire through the trees and tackle high wire rope bridges.
Just downstream from a small set of rapids, marking the start of a beautiful section of the Wye, there's 100 miles of canoe-able river.
The Forest of Dean is a great place for mountain bikers of all abilities.
The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley are great for cycling. There are many routes depending on your requirements.
Learn the thrills and challenges of this exciting sport. Undercover Rock provides everything from indoor taster sessions to major rock climbing adventures.
Exciting adventure in the forest - try Inspire2Adventure's Guided Open Canoe Expeditions, Gorge Scrambling Experience, Rock climbing and Abseiling and more!
YHA Wye Valley is perfect for walking holidays. The hostel is on the Wye Valley Walk, a very popular walking trail through the Welsh borders and the limestone valley.
St Nicholas indoor market is one of the city's best kept secrets. As well as great places to eat, there are loads of independent retailers selling books, clothes, art and music.