As the Easter Bunny bounds round the corner, it's time to get thinking of ways to make your long weekend festive and fun! The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley will be hosting some great events with some spectacularly special offers. Here are our most 'eggcellent' Easter events: The Egg Hunt is on at Chepstow Museum! - 6th April - … Continue reading Easter Events and offers!
On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April YHA St Briavels Castle is hosting a 1940s – WWII event 11-5pm. The weekend is a must for all WWII enthusiasts with fascinating talks about The Lovat Scouts, RAF Bomber Command, US paratroopers, and the Royal Engineers, plus equipment displays and informative historical facts. There will also be … Continue reading Bomb Disposal at St Briavels Castle!
You may by now be aware of the impending Royal Visit of The Earl and Countess of Wessex on 24th April 2014. The royal couple will have lunch at The Speech House Hotel before being escorted in to the Verderers Court, where they will meet the Verderers and various members of local organisations connected to … Continue reading Royal Visit on 24th April, 2014
Griff Rhys Jones has wandered off and beyond the typical Welsh tourist track, searching the ‘land of his aunties’ for the Welsh part of him that he has always felt. As he explores the hidden treasures and the eccentric characters all of which make this beautiful country so unique, he wonders whether he is insufficiently … Continue reading Wales: the weird, the wonderful and the worthy.
An iconic steam engine that was originally saved from the infamous 'Barry Scrapyard' in 1972 by the Dean Forest Railway, will be re-launched in April after a painstaking 10 year overhaul. GWR loco no. 5541, a 1928 built 2-6-2 'Prairie' was first steamed at the Dean Forest Railway in 1975, but has been 'off the … Continue reading Iconic steam engine rejoins Dean Forest Railway