Let us take you on a journey through acres of lush woodland and stunning scenery. Sitting on the edge of the River Severn, this area of Natural Beauty is a must-see region. Renowned for its dazzling backdrops, acres of ancient forests and wild river valleys spanning the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, the Forest of Dean’s locality will surround you with nature, tempt you into adventure, and fascinate you with its heritage.
The Bells Hotel and Country Club, Coleford combines traditional, elegant style with convenient modern facilities to ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible. Staffed 24 hours a day, there is always someone available to make you feel welcome.
Day One – We leave West Wales and travel East to our hotel in Coleford in Gloucestershire, with a comfort stop on route.
Day Two – Today, we travel to the historic town of Monmouth for the morning. Once you have had some free time to explore, we will then travel to Symonds Yat for our afternoon boat trip on the picturesque River Wye. We will also have time to stroll through this riverside village, which is known as one of the most iconic spots in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.
Day Three – Our first stop is the expansive market town of Coleford. After lunch, we continue to Norchard for our train journey on the Dean Forest Railway to Lydney. This town offers a great place to visit and explore, with a range of shops and attractions such as Lydney Park Gardens with its beautiful displays and ancient Roman ruins and Temple. Spectacular views of the Severn Estuary can also be seen from the historic Harbour.
Day Four – Today we travel a short distance to spend our morning in Gloucester for some retail therapy. Well known for its 11th-century Gloucester Cathedral, plus the tomb of King Edward II, as well as the Gloucester Docks, there is plenty to see here. This afternoon, discover the craft of cidermaking from blossom to bottle, with a guided tour of the Weston Cider factory.
Day Five – After breakfast, we head for home with comfort stops on route.