Basics to Banquets at Harts Barn Cookery School

From chefs to children, Harts Barn Cookery School has been teaching innovative cooking techniques to the masses since 2011. With an array of tutors each with their own culinary expertise, learn the latest in foraging around the local area or pick up some of the latest free-from recipes! The site, nestled deep in Forest of Dean offers … Continue reading Basics to Banquets at Harts Barn Cookery School

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‘My Point of View’ – Art Retrospective by Forest of Dean artist

From Saturday 29th March until Sunday 22nd June 2014 the Dean Heritage Centre will be hosting a special exhibition by one of their very own volunteers and former trustee, John Belcher. The exhibition will be divided into two spaces: ‘My Point of View’ in the art gallery on the ground floor and ‘Retrospective’ in its … Continue reading ‘My Point of View’ – Art Retrospective by Forest of Dean artist

The Sunday Times has voted Monmouth as one of the Best Places to Live in the UK!

With the charms of the country mixed with the friendly bustle of a town, there are many reasons why our dear Monmouth made it to number 3 in the prestigious list last week. Here are few facts why our town is so special:  1. Benefits of border life Monmouth truly has the best of both worlds; … Continue reading The Sunday Times has voted Monmouth as one of the Best Places to Live in the UK!

Centuries of Literary Inspiration

Frequently referred to as 'enchanting' and 'magical' it is of no surprise that the Forest of Dean has come to inspire some of history's greatest authors. Speculation on the uncanny similarity between the Forest and settings in Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings are open to interpretation but you only need to experience it for yourself … Continue reading Centuries of Literary Inspiration

Forest Activities Festival

With so many adventures to be had in the Forest of Dean, it can be hard to pick at times. But alas, all will be on offer for you and the family to taster this April 27th at the brand new Forest Activities Festival! Hosted at the Speech House by local activity providers and hoteliers, the … Continue reading Forest Activities Festival