Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink

Reasons to visit the #DeanWye this week.

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle

Trial and Punishment

Get set for a medieval adventure at Goodrich Castle as you meet the suspected rotters standing trial for their dastardly deeds. This light-hearted look at justice from yesteryear will put you at the heart of the action as you help the judge to make his verdict. Are they guilty or not-guilty? Young jurors, you decide!

3rd-4th August
Tickets: Adult £6.60 /Child £4.00 /Concession £6.00 /Family £17.20

Abergavenny Festival of Cycling

Abergavenny Festival of Cycling
has grown into one of the most established events on the Welsh and UK sporting calendar and is a celebration of everything to do with riding the bike.

The Festival is a mixture of fun and real competitive action and has seen the biggest stars of the sport riding across the beautiful countryside of Monmouthshire and through the streets of the tightly-packed market town.

Five days of cycling events will include a high-octane street riding in the shape of the Town Centre Criterium, the Iron Mountain Sportif, the Festival Dinner including guest speaker Head of Performance at British Cycling Shane Sutton OBE and the showpiece Grand Prix of Wales on the 9th August.

postercmfjpgColeford Music Festival

The return of this fabulous free community festival is taking place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August in the town centre of Coleford. It promises to be as spectacular as ever with something to please all musical tastes and ages! As well as stages throughout the town, there will be workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, street food, market stalls and a scarecrow trail!

As the festival has been absent from the calendar for a number of years it will begin by bringing back some old festival favourites on Friday evening, Saturday will again be an evening of high energy performances on the main stage leading up to the big day on Sunday.

The Big Day will start at 10am and live music will come from four stages around the town centre throughout the day which will feature an eclectic mix of jazz, reggae, rockabilly, blues, folk and more leading up to the headline performance from the original rude boy Neville Staple, fresh from his Glastonbury performance.

 

Chepstow Show

Chepstow Show, held this year on Sunday 8th August at Chepstow Racecourse, is an annual celebration of the best of the Forest of Dean- rural trades, talents and tastes.

The show is open to all. Whether you are looking to enter one of the many classes, to showcase your goods and services or just to enjoy a wonderful family day out – you’ll receive a warm welcome.

Public admission from 8:30 AM. Main Ring programme commences at 9AM.

Admission prices: Adults £8, Seniors £6, Children 5-16 £4, Under 5’s are Free. Family tickets (2+2) £20.

Please visit our​ blog, website, facebook and follow @DeanWye for more information.

For more ideas on things to do, visit http://www.wyedeantourism.co.uk/

 

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This entry was posted on 6 August 2015 by in Do something different.
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