Five Forest #Facts #DeanWye

The Forest is full of some wacky and wonderful facts history. Here are five facts to get you started: It's never eleven in Littledean - Look up at the church tower and you'll notice something is a bit off. The roman numeral 11 has been painted incorrectly. So in a way, it turns 9 o' clock … Continue reading Five Forest #Facts #DeanWye


Our National Tourism Awards Winners!

We were thrilled to see two of our Dean Wye businesses among the amazing National Tourism Awards winners last night... Abergavenny Food Festival won silver for Best Event!   Monmouthshire Cottages won gold for Best Visitor Welcome!  Huge congratulations to both!    

Gloucester Services Rated Five Stars

Gloucester Services, on the M5 northbound, was rewarded its first rating by VisitEngland Motorway Service Area Quality Scheme, a full five stars. This innovative food business opened in May 2014 and offers locally sourced, seasonal food and produce. There are no fast food chains or franchises at the services, only a farm shop selling locally … Continue reading Gloucester Services Rated Five Stars

Activities for Easter 2015

It's nearly time to go searching for eggs left by everyone's favourite fluffy fellow...   30th March - 6th April - Easter Egg Hunt at Puzzlwood - Search the woods high and low, the Easter Bunnies have dropped them everywhere! Gather up the clues, collect your prize and at the same time enter the Easter Competition to win an … Continue reading Activities for Easter 2015

Where to Refuel – Our Favourite Cafes and Restaurants

Feeling a bit peckish? Here are a few of our favourite places to sit down and chow down in Dean Wye...  Humble by Nature - This local cafe uses the produce grown on the farm with a menu that changes with the season. Stop by Thursday - Sunday from 10-4, and for groups, private dining is … Continue reading Where to Refuel – Our Favourite Cafes and Restaurants

Best Places to Watch the #SolarEclipse

The first solar eclipse visible from the mainland UK is coming on 20th March. The sun will begin being covered around 8:30am, and will be mostly covered until 10:30. Here are three of our suggestions for viewing: Cider Orchard Yurt - A yurt set up for glamping for two. Set in a secluded area to … Continue reading Best Places to Watch the #SolarEclipse

Museum Week in Dean Wye – Our Top 10

Museum week is here! Here are a few fascinating places we think you should visit: Abergavenny Museum - Set on the grounds of Norman Castle, the museum portion of this attraction shows the history of the area from prehistory to present day. Other activities include an interactive WWII air raid shelter, a reconstruction of the 1940s Basil Jones … Continue reading Museum Week in Dean Wye – Our Top 10

Taurus Crafts Beer Festival – 14th March

A festival for all ages, Taurus Crafts will be hosting a Beer Festival featuring music from Chepstow based Shootin the Crow, plenty of local food, and beer, of course. Entry is free, so treat yourself to samples from Bespoke, Freeminer, Kingstone, Cotswold Lion and Stroud breweries. McCrindles will head up the apple and pear ciders … Continue reading Taurus Crafts Beer Festival – 14th March

Mother’s Day Ideas in Dean Wye

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and we’re guessing the regular old chocolate and flowers is getting a bit old. Do something different this Mother’s Day with The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley: Take mum to dinner on the Royal Forester dining train. For £39.50 each, you can take her on an all day trip and … Continue reading Mother’s Day Ideas in Dean Wye

Top 10 Things to do in the Great Outdoors

Taking a holiday to explore the great outdoors is never a bad idea - especially when you're in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley with so much to do! 1. National Diving & Activity Centre - Take a diving course, go camping in style, or roll your way across the water in a giant ball. … Continue reading Top 10 Things to do in the Great Outdoors