It’s Welsh Wine Week!

The 24th May -1st Junes marks a national celebration of Welsh wine! You may not know it but the British wine industry is booming thanks to the warmer climate and the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley has an three top vineyards producing bottle after bottle that would rival our French neighbours. Here is our … Continue reading It’s Welsh Wine Week!

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New business to give gourmands food for thought

A NEW Welsh food business has been launched that will offer exclusive insight into Welsh food and drink producers. Food Adventure will provide food tours containing behind-the-scenes visits to vineyards, farms, restaurants and hotels across many popular south Wales foodie destinations, with the chance to meet independent and local producers and sample their produce. The … Continue reading New business to give gourmands food for thought

Half term in the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean!

School’s out next week! Here are the top 3 unmissable events for families looking to get out and about next week... A Day Out with Thomas at Dean Railway – 24th-26th May Meet Thomas the Tank Engine at Dean Forest Railway! Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller and enjoy activities … Continue reading Half term in the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean!

Bill Bailey opens Birds of Prey hospital and poses for a ‘selfie’

Comedian Bill Bailey officially opened the new raptor hospital at the International Centre for Birds of Prey (ICBP) on Saturday 5th April 2014 at 2.30pm. The hospital which has been funded through public donations and a grant from the Forest of Dean Local Action Group caters for injured and unwell wild birds of prey with a … Continue reading Bill Bailey opens Birds of Prey hospital and poses for a ‘selfie’

Be in Awe of Ore at New Art Exhibition

Local artist Amanda Christine Cox focuses on the natural splendour underneath the Forest of Dean in her latest exhibition titled “Ore: Treasure and Promise Under the Forest” On display at the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC) from Saturday 17th May until Sunday 22nd June 2014, this enchanting new exhibition showcases Amanda’s fascination with the natural beauty … Continue reading Be in Awe of Ore at New Art Exhibition

New Motorway Services for Gloucestershire

The UK's newest motorway services opened today (7 May) in Gloucestershire.  Gloucester Services is on the northbound lane of the M5 between junctions 11a and 12.  Forget limp lettuce and stodgy puds, this is quite different. Gloucester Services is not just another motorway service area. It is the sister of the well-known Tebay Services in Cumbria, … Continue reading New Motorway Services for Gloucestershire

Wye, Oh! Wye – A trip down the river in words and music

WYE, OH! WYE - A Most Theatrical and Musical Community Celebration of the Famous Wye Tour Friday 16 May 7.30pm Drill Hall, Lower Church St Chepstow Produced by OperaPlayhouse in collaboration with Chepstow Museum Tickets £8, £6 concessions from Chepstow Museum (tel 01291 625981) This production uses words written by the tourists of some 200 … Continue reading Wye, Oh! Wye – A trip down the river in words and music

Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association wins Business Award

On Thursday 24th April, Co-Chairs of Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association Ros Robertson and Caroline Anderson were guests at a glamorous and prestigious dinner and award ceremony at Forest Hills Golf Club near Coleford to be presented with the Tourism Business of the Year Award for 2014. The award reflects the success WVFDTA … Continue reading Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association wins Business Award

Welcome to the First Wye Valley River Festival!

An exciting opportunity to celebrate nature, culture, landscape and life along the River Wye. Like the nature of the river, events flow downstream starting from Hereford ending in Chepstow as communities contribute to the lively and thought-provoking programme. FESTIVAL EVENTS: 3 May - Hereford: River Carnival taking place besides & actually on the Wye 4 … Continue reading Welcome to the First Wye Valley River Festival!