Things to do in the Area

Stay At Flanesford Priory & Explore The Great Outdoors

Our self-catered accommodation serves as an excellent base for exploring the world famous scenery of the Wye Valley and The Forest of Dean. We are located within the Wye Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) which contains some of the most picturesque lowland scenery in the British Isles, including the bewitching River Wye which courses down through breathtaking limestone gorges and dense ravine woodlands containing an array of wildlife and intriguing areas of archaeological and geological importance.

There are an lots of nature trails and public footpaths which explore the local woodlands, offer magnificent views of unspoilt countryside and follow the meandering River Wye, some starting within just a few feet of the entrance to the Priory. Within the reception and the entrance hall of Flanesford Priory are a range of leaflets detailing local attractions, activities and upcoming events to help you make the most of your trip.

This page provides just a taster of the wide range of outdoor leisure activities which we are sure will make your visit to Flanesford Priory a fantastic and truly remarkable experience.


Tipi Adventure

Postcode: HR9 6HP

Tipi Adventure is Our sister company and is based alongside the banks of the River Wye,renowned for its stunning scenery & wildlife, making canoeing our most popular activity. In addition to canoeing we offer kayaking, cycling & mountain biking, gorge walking, caving, climbing & abseiling, bushcraft & survival sessions and walking.


Goodrich Castle

Distance: 0.7 Miles

Postcode: HR9 6HY

Goodrich Castle, seen in the distance from Flanesford Priory and is a Norman Medieval Castle and English Heritage Site. The Castle is home to the ‘Roaring Meg’, the only surviving Civil War mortar.

Go Ape – Tree Top Adventure & Forest Segway

Distance:  10.5 Miles

Postcode: GL15 4HD

Enjoy two-three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. This Go Ape Treetop Adventure in the Forest of Dean, England’s largest oak woodland, has had a complete redesign for 2016. There is also a Tree Top Junior Adventure just down the road at Beechenhurst Lodge (Postcode: GL16 7EJ).

Forest Segway is the epic adventure with a down-to-earth twist. Cruise and explore the forest floor on the all-terrain, self balancing, electric Segways (min. age 10 yrs).

Places of Interest:

Symonds Yat East

Distance: 2.6 Miles

The Market Town of Ross-on-Wye

Distance: 4 Miles

The Market Town of Monmouth

Distance: 7 Miles

The Market Town of Ledbury

Distance: 17 Miles

The City of Hereford

Distance: 17 Miles


Distance: 6 Miles

Tintern Abbey

Distance: 17 Miles