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Address: Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6BY, England
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Tourist trap with prices to match!

We called here the same day that we had been to the Forest of Dean, so the car park fee covered both places. £3.50 is a bit steep if you only want to visit for half an hour... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We called here the same day that we had been to the Forest of Dean, so the car park fee covered both places. £3.50 is a bit steep if you only want to visit for half an hour. The cafe at the top was average. There is a steep walk down to the water level, where there is an over-priced... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This popular tourist attraction offers spectacular views over the Wye Valley, especially when skies are clear. It's slightly off the beaten track, but well worth seeking out.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great views and the opportunity to see birds of prey. Add to that some pleasant if steep walks down to the river Wye and you ask Why didn't I visit earlier.

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Thank DavidUK447
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A short but sheepish climb if you struggle with walking but nice view at the end of it. Parking fee also steep but people tend to pass parking tickets onto others. A sit down and coffee/bite to eat also available.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a fabulous spot and well worth a visit...take your visitors or just visit yourselves fantastic views and lovely walks through the woods too a great morning or afternoon out there is a coffee shop but not sure when it is open during winter months but I guess it will be, there is plenty of parking which you do... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had visited many years ago so just wanted to touch base and check out the views. Our dog wouldnt have coped with the steep clumbs etc. Found the one fee fir car park annoying, we didnt want all day an hour or so would have been adequate. So hefty fee for basically a walk up to viewing point and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The views are amazing from the viewpoint you can see along the beautiful river Wye and watch people canoeing. It is home to peregrines and other wonderful wildlife.Lots of pleasant walks and a lovely cafe.

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Sheffield
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It is quite an effort to get to the view point car park at Symonds Yat. BE WARNED if you just want to see the view there is only one charge for the car park - £3.50 for the day (even if you only want 15 minutes). I find that unacceptable.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Visited expecting a place for a walk along the river but instead felt like we had intruded a caravan park. Very commercialised with tacky & dated arcade blaring music. Went on the boat ride as there was nothing else to do, it was ok but didn't really see much other than trees & riverbank. Left feeling confused as to why... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The hangover after a boozy Blackpool night out is the best way I can describe it. The arcade looks like a small Blackpool one and just cheapens the place, it's the first thing you see when you walk from your car and it's just awful, really sets the tone for the place. After that it actually gets better but not... More 

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