Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday rentals in Forest of Dean District that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and parking available. Prices start at £ 66 per night, and cottages and cabins are popular options for a stay in Forest of Dean District. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore the Forest of Dean District in holiday lettings

Forest of Dean District is a rural shire with as rich a history as the rolling forested hills that compose the tranquil landscape. Wherever you look for holiday lettings, it likely won’t be far from a cluster of predominant oak and beech trees. Because of the expansive nature and outdoor destinations, Forest of Dean District attracts all types of travellers seeking to be immersed in the beautiful countryside, including families, couples and those travelling solo.

History

History sites near Forest of Dean District holiday homes

Forest of Dean District has a storied past that’s evident from the aged trees and smattering of historic sites accessible from holiday homes, including the late-11th-century St Briavels Castle, a Norman-era construction that stands well-preserved with its stone keep and walls. Similarly, the Goodrich Castle is another Norman medieval castle that was strategically built atop a hill. Equally impressive is the 11th-century Chepstow Castle that still has its high walls and grassy inner courtyard. Dean Heritage Centre may provide you with a comprehensive look at Forest of Dean District’s history and culture.

Things to do

Activities near Forest of Dean District holiday homes

Forest of Dean District is brimming with outdoor and historic sites, and they are all within reach of holiday homes. To fully immerse yourself in the Woodlands, Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a gorgeous nature preserve for walking or cycling. Clearwell Caves in Mallard’s Pike will detail how important the centuries of mining was to the region and will also give you an adventurous tour. After you emerge from underground, you could experience the beauty of nature with artistic creativity along the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, a tropical butterfly habitat, has some of the most colourful and exotic butterflies you can imagine.

How to get around

Getting to Forest of Dean District holiday homes

With so much to see and do in Forest of Dean District, it’s nice to be able to seamlessly move about from holiday homes. Many railways provide transport throughout the region, but your best bet may be a bus or coach. If a tram won’t reach your specific destination, multiple private organizations provide door-to-door transport. You can also find two international airports nearby Forest of Dean District in Cardiff and Bristol.

Food & drink

Regional cuisine in Forest of Dean District

The culinary traditions of Forest of Dean District are influenced in part by its historic forestry and mining industries. One thing you can count on is finding great ale. The vast woodlands were used as a royal hunting ground, and that means many local restaurants have fresh game meats to serve, often a key part of their mincemeat pies. There’s also a good chance that your holiday rental is not far from a gastropub serving the famous Cornish Pasties that are a staple of southwest England cuisine.

Family friendly

Family fun near Forest of Dean District holiday homes

Forest of Dean District provides ample opportunities to step away from the bustle of life and to give you and your family the chance to escape into nature near your holiday rental. With a forest topography, Go Ape in Mallards Pike is a great activity for your kids to enjoy the high ropes courses mingled into the deciduous canopy. If you’d prefer to keep your feet on the ground, Perrygrove Railway offers a range of family-friendly activities, including a cute train ride and playground. Sticking with the forest theme is Puzzlewood, a historic forest with mossy rocks and roots that create the whimsical terrain, rumoured to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings. You could always hire bikes at the Pedalabikeaway to casually cycle through one of the many forest paths or try the challenge of mountain biking.

Can I find a vacation rental around Forest of Dean District?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 838 vacation rentals near Forest of Dean District. From 534 cottages to 535 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Forest of Dean District for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.