Local Area Information

The Wye Valley is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Goodrich is a lovely village conveniently situated between Ross on Wye (just off the M50) and Monmouth just off the A40 and so is ideally placed for visiting the The Forest of Dean, The Brecon Beacons, Hay on Wye, Abergaenny,The Malvern Hills, Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cardiff and Bristol etc.

Having a car to explore the area will ensure you have the freedom to see and do all you want

There are some lovely pubs with excellent cuisine in the local villages and restaurants in the local towns. There are plenty of shops to explore with many vintage, second hand and antique shops, high street chains and individual boutiques.

There are many activities within easy reach, for all tastes and fitness levels!  Here are a few ideas to tempt you:

(Please note there are other providers of some of the services, these are just examples to show you what's out there!)

  • Fishing
  • Golf (courses in Monmouth, Ross, Coleford, Newent, Dymock)
  • Walking (including Offas Dyke Path and the Forest of Dean sculpture trail)
  • Independent cinemas in Coleford, Cinderford and Monmouth
  • Theatres in Hereford, Malvern, Gloucester and Cheltenham
  • Garden Centres (Monmouth, Chepstow, Ross on Wye, Newent)
  • Paintball / laser shooting
  • Castles in Goodrich, Raglan, Wilton, Eastnor, St Briavels