The Long Stone rock pillar at Symonds Yat East

Symonds Yat Rock

Symonds Yat Rock overlooks a spectacular gorge through which the River Wye snakes. This rock is the perfect viewpoint from which to watch birds of prey. Visitors can watch a pair of Peregrine Falcons that nest annually within sight of the rock through telescopes.

This is a great place for photographers to take photos of the beautiful countryside below. The area becomes photogenic when the sun is low in the sky or when clouds travel up the Wye Valley.

Opening Times

The viewing platform at Symonds Yat Rock is open from 8 am – 5 pm.

Finding The Rock

Address: Symonds Yat, Gloucestershire. View Map.

Contact Details

Phone – 01594 833057

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Cruise on the wye

After a walk along the Wye, I took a boat ride on the river and joined the passengers on Kingfisher Cruises boat near to The Saracen’s Head pub. Here are some photos from the trip, including The Long Stone rock pillar at Symonds Yat East.

We documented our full walk in the area here.

Pubs Nearby

If you are requiring a drink or a meal out on your visit, then the Saracen’s Head is not far away. The Saracen’s Head is located close to the rock right next to the river. The pub and restaurant serve great food from lunchtime light bites to some fantastic local steaks.

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