Magic and mystery in the Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Follow in the footsteps of Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis, explore the Clearwell Caves or ride through the forest on the steam railway.

Explore the Forest of Dean, a secret corner of England and discover a fascinating heritage unlike anywhere else in England – with lots of things to see and do with the kids from museums and historic buildings, to castles and ancient churches. Learn about the industrial archaeology throughout the Forest and the length of the lower Wye Valley. 

Follow in the footsteps of Star Wars, Dr Who, Merlin, and Atlantis through the maze of mossy pathways and twisted roots of the mystical Puzzlewood; fourteen acres of ancient woodland.

Learn about our industrial heritage at Clearwell Caves where iron ore was mined for over 4000 years. Steam through the Forest on the Dean Forest Railway or find out more about the story of the Forest of Dean at the Dean Heritage Centre and enjoy year-round events and festivals.

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