As well as being England’s oldest oak forest, the UK’s first National Park, and an inspiration for all sorts of well known literature and lore, the Forest of Dean is also an amazing place to holiday. Beautiful, even a little mysterious at times, this ancient woodland is a wonderful place to walk, bike or even paddle through. And there’s quite a number of appetising properties on our Guru’s list of the best hotels for the Forest of Dean.
As well as the forest itself, we’ve also included properties in the Gloucestershire district of the Forest of Dean in our list of the best hotels for the Forest of Dean, and a couple of properties which are close enough to make a great base for forest explorers.
As well as having wonderful access to the peace and beauty of the woods, guests staying at the best hotels for the Forest of Dean are also surrounded by a number of fascinating prehistoric monuments, a Roman one or two and numerous castles and cathedrals dating from the time when this was a royal hunting ground. This is also a wonderful place for bird and butterfly watchers.
If you haven’t found your idea of the perfect place to stay in, or around, the Forest of Dean on our Guru’s list of the best hotels for the Forest of Dean you could:
A picture perfect country house hotel set in the stunning landscape of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. Charming chic rooms and suites, an acclaimed British restaurant, acres of emerald garden, and plenty of countryside pursuits to choose from. The perfect country escape.
Country restaurant with rooms on the banks of the River Wye. Wholesome country food, elegant rooms, beautiful garden lawns.
Pretty 100 acre vineyard still producing 300,000 bottles a year. Hilltop restaurant with rooms. Fabulous views, tasty food, delicious wine, and wine tasting. Something different.
Nr Monmouth, South and Mid Wales
Refined Michelin starred restaurant with rooms set in peaceful Welsh valley. Modern rooms with large comfortable beds and luxury bathrooms. Friendly service, understated setting and exceptional cuisine often using locally foraged produce. A real culinary treat.