We will soon be launching our 5 star lodge development, Whitebeam Country Park, the ideal based for a holiday in Gloucestershire. Set in tranquil private parkland extending over 12 acres in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean. This will be an truly exclusive development of 22 luxury holiday lodges.
A beautifully elevated site just two miles east of the Welsh border, our new park features our stunning Signature and Platinum range of lodges. Nestled between trees and just a stone’s thow from the Wye Valley, Area of Natural Beauty, Whitebeam Country Park is perfect for every age.
Spanning across the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, this region will offer panoramic views of beautiful nature, tempt you into adventure, and fascinate you by its heritage. This is where the boughs of the cider orchards hang heavy and the nearby rivers offer fishing, canoeing and even one of the world’s biggest tidal surges, the Severn Bore. The forests are home to ancient trees that have stood the test of time, steam trains, wildlife, exhilarating zip wires, as well as hiking, biking and sculpture trails.
Amongst the unique landscape of forested hillsides, the are is drenched in history, rocky outcrops and beautifully un spoilt villages where you will find castles, museums and cathedrals aplenty, foodie spots to satisfy, there truly is something for everyone holidaying in Gloucestershire.
Holidays in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
On your visit to Whitebeam Country Park there is no shortage of things to do.
Perrygrove Railway Adventure
Passengers can ride on the train to use activities including a Treetop Adventure, a covered picnic and play area at Foxy Hollow, an Indoor Village with secret passages, and a den-building area in the woods.
Perrygrove Railway is a heritage railway of 15 in gauge. It is located at Perrygrove Farm in the Royal Forest of Dean near Coleford.
Trains travel at frequent intervals on a round trip of 1 ¹⁄₂ miles between four stations. The railway was inspired by the minimum gauge estate railways or British narrow gauge railways developed by Sir Arthur Heywood at the end of the 19th century, including his pioneering Duffield Bank Railway and the later Eaton Hall Railway.
Puzzlewood is an ancient woodland site and tourist attraction, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean.
The site, covering 14 acres, shows evidence of open-cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier. Over a mile of pathways were laid down in the early 19th century to provide access to the woods, and provide picturesque walks.
The area contains strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees, with a confusing maze of paths.
Darkhill Ironworks, and the neighbouring Titanic Steelworks, are internationally important industrial remains associated with the development of the iron and steel industries.
Both are scheduled monuments. They are located on the edge of a small hamlet called Gorsty Knoll, just to the west of Parkend, in the Forest of Dean.
King Arthur's Cave
King Arthur’s Cave is a limestone cave at the foot of a low cliff at the north-western end of Lord’s Wood in The Doward, near Symonds Yat, Herefordshire, about four miles northeast of Monmouth, in the Wye Valley.
The cave entrance lies about 285 feet above the River Wye on a hill, with a double interconnected entrance and two main chambers. It is protected as a nature reserve under the Herefordshire Nature Trust.
There is evidence that the cave was occupied by man during the Upper Palaeolithic era, and flint tools and woolly mammoth bones have been unearthed within and around the caves.