The Lower Wye Valley is cherished for its dramatic and captivating landscapes, turbulent history and varied wildlife. The area has drawn visitors since the dawn of tourism, among its more famous suitors the ubiquitous Wordsworth and Turner. The Forest of Dean spreads across a wedge of elevated ground between the Wye and Severn. It was established as a royal hunting forest in 1066, though there are remains from Bronze and Iron ages and traces of Roman occupation. This is border country where Wales and England are both divided and fused. Using this guide, you’ll find a great area to explore, with as much to see on wet days as fine ones.