Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink
With the Super League returning to Cardiff next month fans are being encouraged to stay in the Forest of Dean.
Having spent the past two years in Edinburgh, the Super League will be kicking off the games at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday 12th February. The renowned stadium and buzz of the city guarantees to attract supporters from far and wide.
The Forest of Dean is less than an hour away from the bustling city and has hourly trains that run from the market town of Lydney to Cardiff Central, costing you less than £10 return. The games are the perfect time to grab the family and have a weekend away. There are attractions in the Forest of Dean to accommodate all those not attending the games and great accommodation that provides far more character than the rooms of city hotels.
Councillor Patrick Molyneux, cabinet member for Regeneration and Planning said: “With so many great things to see and do, make the most of your weekend and stay in the surrounding area, avoiding the added cost of busy, central hotels.
“Puzzlewood is perfect for the family; a magical venue and the film location for much of BBC’s Merlin – or head to the AMazing Hedge Puzzle and Butterfly Zoo which is bound to occupy the little ones! Stay at a local B&B or Guesthouse and take advantage of the great outdoors – take a walk along the Sculpture Trail, hire bikes at Pedalabikeaway Centre or go wild at Go Ape! You will come across many beautiful viewpoints on walking routes, especially at Symonds Yat Rock, which overlooks the Wye River and the forest where Hermione and Harry camped in the latest Harry Potter movie.”
Cheltenham town is perfect for a weekend of luxury and pampering whilst Gloucester City boasts a beautiful cathedral and docks area as well as Gloucester Quays designer shopping outlet. Both are nearby, with good travel connections to the Forest of Dean. But if you don’t want to venture too far, there are great family activities and attractions in and around the enchanting forest and the Wye Valley.
Visit our website before you travel and check out What’s On at our dedicated event’s pages – a comprehensive list of where to go and what to see. Don’t miss out – stay in the Forest of Dean or the Wye Valley and see the best of both worlds when you attend the Rugby League games.