Wye Valley Visitor Centre

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Wye Valley Visitor Centre

The Wye Valley Visitor Centre is at the very heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where the spectacular Upper Wye Gorge opens out briefly into farmland before the River Wye plunges back between cliffs overlooking the Wye.

In the picturesque Wye Valley, the rolling hills south of Hereford shake hands with the Forest of Dean across the River Wye at Symonds Yat.

You’ll find a friendly community with famous attractions, exciting activities, specialty shopping, and great food beneath towering woods and hills. Get the most for you and your family from your time in the countryside:

  • aMazing HEDGE PUZZLE
  • Wye Valley BUTTERFLY ZOO
  • Wye Valley WARFARE
  • Tearoom Cafe
  • Two outdoor picnic areas
  • Indoor picnic refuge
  • Local tourist information
  • Country Promenade
  • Riverside Church

This is the natural place to start your holiday in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Herefordshire or the Forest of Dean. It’s great for an entertaining day trip.

Symonds Yat West is easily reached by the A40, roughly halfway between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth and just minutes from the M50 motorway.

Forest Holidays in the Forest of Dean and Welsh Bicknor Youth Hostel are nearby, and the walk to Symonds Yat is wonderful.


Ross-on-Wye is regarded as being the ideal holiday centre to explore the Wye ValleyHerefordshireGloucestershire and as far as Monmouthshire in Wales. From cider making to arts and crafts, from the industrial legacy of the Forest of Dean and its woods and hills to its towns and villages, all are within striking distance of the town.

The River Wye offers the best fishing, canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding in Herefordshire.

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Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA Symonds Yat West, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6DA, UK
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Butterfly Zoo: Opens at 10am daily Miniature Golf: Opens at 10am daily aMazing Hedge Puzzle: Opens at 11am daily Laser Tag: Run hourly from 10.30am subject to availability Tearoom Cafe: Open daily from Easter to October from 11am

Activities Available

Animal Encounters
Educational Interest
Mini Golf
Paintball & Laser Tag

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Accept Credit Cards
Coffee Shop
Disabled Access
Disabled Facilities
Dog Friendly
Outdoor Seating

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Child Friendly


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