Symonds Yat lies in the county of Herefordshire, England. The village rests to the north east of Monmouthshire, north west of Coleford and south east of Llangarron. Nearby towns and villages include Great Doward, Little Doward, Whitchurch, Marstow and Welsh Bicknor.
Symonds Yat lies in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley, and is a very popular tourist destination for fishing, forest walks and canoeing.
The Wye Valley path, one of the UK's most popular trails, follows the Wye River and passes through the village. The 136 mile walk stretches from Chepstow to Rhayader before continuing to its source near Pumlumon in the hills above Aberystwyth.
A local path from Symonds Yat West to Biblins takes you through the narrow gorge of the Wye at Lord's Wood below the Doward.
Symonds Yat West Leisure Park is a popular tourist attraction sitting on the banks of the River Wye. There is an amusement arcade, a variety of fair rides and plenty of space for relaxation.
Canoeing is very popular in Symonds Yat, both East and West, and is probably its most popular attraction. Canoes can be hired from either location. Indeed the Wyedean Canoe Club, a family club with the emphasis on fun, has been in existence for over three decades.
Other attractions include the Butterfly Zoo where butterflies fly around as you discover their fascinating lives in close-up.
The Jubilee Maze is a traditional hedge maze, with a romantic temple at the centre and over a kilometre of hedge planted by Lindsay and Edward Heyes in 1977.
Symonds Yat rock is a popular viewpoint, and, beside the glorious landscape, there is a wide array of wildlife to be seen including grass snakes, adders, deers, otters, foxes, and even dormice in the surrounding countryside. Birders, or Twitchers will appreciate the abundance of birds that nest around the area, including Peregrines, Ravens, Jackdaw, Goshawks and Buzzards.