The Speech House Hotel is ideally situated for visiting the Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire and Wye Valley in Herefordshire.
Offering a range of cosy room types including pairs, doubles, romantic four posters, family bedrooms and smaller cottage bedrooms. They are all ensuite and are located either in the main building, in the courtyard or in the cottage.
Dean Forest was appointed as National Park in 1938. It includes the Wye Valley as an area of exceptional natural beauty and the River Severn, world-famous for its tidal bore. It is one of England's few remaining ancient forests covering 27,000 acres of forest with an estimated 20 million trees. It is also home to rich wildlife, including tourists, buzzards, deer and wild boar.
The city has a rich and varied history, dating back to and well before the Roman Times. Visitors can see iron mines, coal mines, and many other forest heritage sites like Lydney Harbor.
The ultimate is to explore with its woodland walks and adventure activities the ever-changing woods. There are a vast array of opportunities for walkers and artists including ornithologists, musicians, cyclists (along the 258-mile designated walking and cycle tracks).