Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean This Week

Ross Cider Festival

A weekend of camping, music, food and more music at theRoss Cider Festival – The Gathering at The Yew Tree Peterstow from the 4th – 6th September.

Camping is available, so you can enjoy a three days including live music everyday from 5pm

With a wealth of award-winning, local ciders – it’s a real taste of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Tickets: without camping £40, with camping Thur – Mon £55

medieval alliance seigeMedieval Alliance siege – Caldicot Castle

On the 5th and 6th September, step back in time for two days of real life medieval history. 5th September 2015 – 6th September 2015

Come and see the Early Medieval Alliance bring history to life with an action packed siege of the castle. The EMA was created to promote safe, fun and competitive fighting across a range of weapons, styles and periods.

Adults £5 / Children £3

Vineyard Tour
Join Food Adventure for a marvellous day out at Ancre Hill Vineyard near Monmouth for a vineyard tour followed by a tutored wine and cheese tasting on the 5th September.

Ancre Hill Estates is a biodynamic vineyard producing award winning wine on the site. You will have a fully guided tour with owner Richard Morris of the vineyards and winery. What is the relationship between cows and award winning wine? Come along for the day and find out!

After your vineyard tour, head to the Cellar Door for a fabulous tutored wine tasting and cheese tasting. You will enjoy a tasting of the complete range of Ancre Hill wines with Richard talking you through each one of them to help you appreciate the flavour notes. As you sip, enjoy some wonderful Welsh and international cheeses. Tom Lewis, owner of The Marches Delicatessen in Abergavenny, is selecting cheeses that compliment Ancre Hill Wines.  He will talk to you about the cheeses, where and how they are made and why he selected a cheese to drink with that particular wine.

What a great day to learn about delectable wine and cheese!
13:45 to 17:00 Price £45.00

mark bebbingtonA performance from Mark Bebbington

On Sunday 6thSeptemeber, Internationally-acclaimed pianist, Mark Bebbington comes to the wonderful Hellens Manor with an excellent programme: Beethoven’s famous ‘Appassionata’ sonata, four beautiful Chopin works, Franck’s Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, John Ireland’s London Pieces and the première of Moto GP by Derek Smith.

The concert takes place in the fine 16th century Tythe Barn which houses a magnificent Steinway D Concert Grand Piano


Beethoven – Sonata in F minor Op 57 ‘Appassionata’
Chopin – Scherzo in B flat minor Op 31
Chopin – Barcarolle Op 60
Chopin – Tarantella Op 43
Chopin – Nocturne in F Op 15 No 1
Franck – Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
John Ireland – London Pieces
Derek Smith – Moto GP

Adult £16 / Student £8

About the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association

The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association (WVFDTA) aims for high quality, sustainable tourism for a unique region. Working closely with the three local councils (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire) we promote it as one, unified travel destination. With a foot in England and in Wales, it is a true borderland between both nations with a rich culture and heritage.

Home to both the River Severn and River Wye and encompassing an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is increasingly a location for international film and television productions. It offers unrivalled outdoor activities, including the world famous Severn Bore, alongside an abundance of native flora and wildlife.

WVFDTA, with the support of its members, aims to build the reputation of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean and surrounding areas as a destination for artisan food and drink, quality attractions, exciting activities and remarkable natural beauty.

Please visit our blogwebsitefacebook and follow @DeanWye for more information.


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