About us

Lydney docks on the River Severn
Lydney docks on the River Severn

Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism

We are an association of local businesses all claiming their livelihood in whole or in part from the tourism industry in the area.  We came into existence in 2006 as an amalgamation of the two separate organisations that represented the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean as we feel that this whole area, which encompasses an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, should be viewed and promoted as one tourist destination.

WVFDT is rightly proud of the huge range of attractions, activities and natural beauty that the area now have to offer the visitor, and we aim to promote ourselves and the area nationwide. In addition, we have become well known for our production of specialist food and drink, which adds to the visitor’s experience. Our aim is for high quality, sustainable tourism and to this end, we continue to work closely with the three local council tourism departments of Gloucesteshire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.