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Puzzlewood

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Perrygrove Road, Coleford GL16 8QB, England
+44 1594 833187
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Enchanting Adventure

Puzzlewood is a perfect place for a day out, you can definitely understand why so many films have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ellé G
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England, United Kingdom
spine tinglng

Well worth a visit, enrance fee was OK for a UK attraction. We spent over 2 hours slowly wandering... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pete D
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Wuxi, China
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Puzzlewood - A Magical Day Out in the Forest of DeanWhy is Puzzlewood magical? Is it the maze of pathways winding through deep gulleys of moss covered rocks, the twisted roots of the Yew trees or the bridges, ‘lookouts’ and features to find on your way round? Puzzlewood is enchanting; it has an atmosphere quite unlike any other woodland. Here you can imagine that you are in a fantasy film, and that fantastic creatures lurk round every corner. Puzzlewood is used for Merlin, Dr Who and recently for a new Warner Bros movie called Jack the Giant Killer (release date June 2012).Also onsite are farm animals, willow maze, indoor maze, playground, picnic tables, café and gift shop
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“magical place” (79 reviews)
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Perrygrove Road, Coleford GL16 8QB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Puzzlewood is a perfect place for a day out, you can definitely understand why so many films have used this as a location! Firstly there is a little gift shop, and around that there are different types of animals you can go and see, there...More

Thank Ellé G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit, enrance fee was OK for a UK attraction. We spent over 2 hours slowly wandering the paths among the trees. You can see why so many movies are made here. Best to avoid busy times and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Thank Pete D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take the kids and let them burn off some energy. So peaceful and it is really like a magical mystery kingdom. Make sure you have some good suitable footwear and bear in mind there are steps inside the wood to climb.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to visit Puzzlewood and I am glad I made the effort to go.It was a hot sunny day but when entering the wood which is only small I was amazed at how magical it is and lovely and cool.I found it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent just over an hour wandering around the woods which were fantastic. However, we were there just after 10am on a weekday outside the school holidays so not sure if it would be the same magical tranquil experience with a gazillion people running around....More

Thank livinlos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With quirky rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees Puzzlewood has a real air of mystery about it. It also has a history of filming at the site with shows like Atlantis, Dr Who and Merlin. We could see why these films chose this location,...More

Thank Lyndon E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The one problem with this venue is you have to take pot luck with visiting, we had to stall for four or five days while a massive film crew commandeered the place. Apart from that this is the most atmospheric place, full of dark and...More

Thank tartancustard
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Known for being in many films, including Star Wars this is a great place to visit and woods are certainly a spectacle.

Thank Scott and Becca P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This incredible location is beyond unique. The scenery at every turn is beyond words. To see where merlin was filmed is awesome however they could provide snapshots of scenes in specific locations to further fuel my inner nerd. An fantastic fun afternoon, a revisit may...More

Thank James_3RAng
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Puzzlewood is a brilliant day out we spent an afternoon exploring with our 2 and a half year old. The nature of the pathways and steps was brilliant for his physical development don't be afraid of bringing toddlers here just hold their hand. He is...More

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cchdean
3 May 2018|
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Response from Helen O | Property representative |
Sorry dogs and not allowed onsite. We do recommend Rachel’s Rambling Rovers. She’s an excellent dog sitter. Thx
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HolliePreece
24 October 2017|
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Response from 923Dan | Reviewed this property |
It takes approx. 1 to 1.5 hours to figure it out. We walked around without seeing the same parts until we were walking out. There are no maps! Good Luck.
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vandich
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Response from Suzanne T | Reviewed this property |
My apologies for not writing back sooner, ill health prevented me from doing so. No, you cannot cycle around Puzzlewood. The wood itself is full of different levels and tree-roots. However, on the upside, there is a... More
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