We are so lucky to have this wonderful ancient forest in Gloucestershire. Perfect for a stroll through the trees throughout the year.


Whether your visit includes a ride on a steam train, or immersing yourself in the Forest’s incredible history, there is something for everyone. Don’t forget that there are some fantastic places to stay too!

Dean Heritage Centre

Forest of Dean

Nestled in five acres of the scenic Forest of Dean is an old mill – a special place to explore the story of the forest and its people. Discover how the Romans turned the area into an iron-producing power and share in Royal Medieval Hunts.

You can also sit by the open fire in the 19th Century Forester’s cottage and see the cottage garden where we keep our Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and make cider on Apple Day.

Dean Forest Railway Museum


Not content with running their lovely steam & diesel trains (including Santa’s Specials) the DFR also operates a superb museum with a large collection of  Forest of Dean and Severn & Wye railway memorabilia and telecommunication equipment.

Combine a train ride through wonderful countryside with a visit to the museum for a perfect day out.