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13 Wasa Wasa Road, Nadi, Fiji
4.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$23
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144-154 Anderson Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$283
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North Beach, Eilat, HaDarom (Southern), Israel
1.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$211
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9 Norfolk Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
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$180
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29 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Choeng Thale, Thailand
2.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
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$50
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11 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
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$46
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562 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$50
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Calle Molino 9, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
0.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$65
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Where to stay in Forest of Dean

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About Forest of Dean

Encompassing a large tract of ancient woodland, the Forest of Dean is a historical and cultural region in Gloucestershire once reserved for royal hunting. It has long been an important area for ironworking and coal mining, with many of its industrial remains now being reclaimed by the forest.

Things to do in Forest of Dean

With attractions both above and below the ground, the Forest of Dean is well worth a visit.

Explore the Dean Heritage Centre. Delve into the social and industrial history of the region at the Dean Heritage Centre, which comprises a museum, a waterwheel and an early 20th-century forester’s cottage. Get up close to 18th-century longcase clocks and an 1830s Lightmoor Colliery beam engine, then spot mandarin ducks and kingfishers on the millpond. Behind the forester’s cottage is a garden planted with heirloom vegetables.

Tour the Hopewell Colliery. Owned and operated by a freeminer, Rich Daniels, the Hopewell Colliery is a working coal mine accessible to the public on guided tours. Experience the extreme conditions that miners once worked in as you explore the underground tunnels and learn about the importance of coal in powering the United Kingdom. As you exit the mine, take note of the 1820s furnace level before ending your journey at the colliery’s tea rooms.

Walk the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. Linking a series of site-specific installations, the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail is a seven-kilometre-long route established in 1986. Its sculptures are nestled deep in the woodland, allowing for a sense of discovery when you encounter them. Highlights include the 4.5-metre-high stained glass window known as the “Cathedral” and the “Iron Road”, which comprises 20 railway sleepers carved with images from the forest.

Getting around Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is just over an hour’s drive from Cardiff Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe. The much larger Birmingham Airport is 1.5 hours away. Buses connect to towns and villages throughout the Forest of Dean while renting a car gives you greater freedom to explore the area.

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  • Where is the best place to stay in Forest of Dean?

    When visiting Forest of Dean, consider checking out Chepstow, Stroud, and Tewkesbury as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in Forest of Dean?

    255 reviews rated The George Inn & Millingbrook Lodge Ltd with an average score of 7.8/10. It may also be worth looking into the The King's Head Hotel - JD Wetherspoon, which received a rating of 8.4/10 from 1,693 reviews. The Kings Head Inn could also be a good option, with a score of 8.1/10 from 266 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Chepstow Racecourse?

    Woodfield Accommodation is a popular hotel near Chepstow Racecourse that is highly recommended, with a score of 7.2 across 60 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Forest of Dean near Tintern Abbey?

    For a good hotel near to Tintern Abbey, consider Parva Farmhouse Riverside Guesthouse - it is rated 9.1/10 from 798 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Chepstow Castle?

    If you’re planning to stay near Chepstow Castle, you should consider Woodfield Accommodation, which has a score of 7.2 from 60 reviews.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Forest of Dean?

    The most popular landmarks in Forest of Dean are Chepstow Racecourse (in Chepstow), Tintern Abbey (in Chepstow), and Chepstow Castle (in Chepstow) according to our user data. If you plan to visit any of these, we recommend finding a hotel nearby to cut down on travel time.

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