Outdoor Theatre at its best in the Wye Valley

What better location for Shakespeare’s classic comedy than the hilltop village of Penallt, just south of Monmouth. An hilarious early evening performance in the arena at Babington Meadow is a wonderful wind-down opportunity with a glass of something on a Friday night – just about midsummer! Gloucester-based touring company, Rain or Shine are regular and … Continue reading Outdoor Theatre at its best in the Wye Valley

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Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Celebrate Social Media Award Win

Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism (WVFDT) has triumphed in the “Best Use of Video – DMOs” (destination marketing organisations) category at the Social Travel Britain Awards for its video of Stormtroopers surfing the Severn Bore. Filmed in November to support the launch of a Film and TV Trail, the footage surged across the … Continue reading Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Celebrate Social Media Award Win

Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism toasts success at Forester Business Awards

Tourism businesses in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean have celebrated another year of success at The Forester Business Awards with members of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism (WVFDT) scooping awards across several of categories. Whitemead Forest Park took home several accolades including Business of the Year and Employer of the Year. … Continue reading Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism toasts success at Forester Business Awards

Best places to see the bluebells bloom in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

One of the greatest pleasures of exploring the great British countryside is spotting the signs of spring and no site is more iconic than the bloom of bluebells. The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is home to some of the most spectacular shows of these beautiful flowers in the country – and there are … Continue reading Best places to see the bluebells bloom in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

The May Bank Holiday is on the horizon and the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is bursting with activities to keep the while family entertained. Wye Valley River Festival Ahoy there! Don’t miss the Wye Valley’s watery extravaganza. The Wye Valley River Festival 2016, from its launch in Hereford on April 29 to its … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

Cycling Guide for Forest of Dean & Wye Valley

A new guide for 2016 - The Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Cycling Guide - provides leisure cyclists, families and those wanting more adventurous rides with everything they need to enjoy great days out exploring a fabulous area by bike. The Forest of Dean and neighbouring Wye Valley have a wealth of ancient tracks, … Continue reading Cycling Guide for Forest of Dean & Wye Valley

Ferndale B&B wins HotelCombined.com Stellar Stay Award

We are really proud to announce that one of our members, Ferndale House B&B has been awarded a ‘Stellar Stay Award’ from HotelsCombined.com in recognition of their consistent customer satisfaction and quality. The bed and breakfast located in the Forest of Dean has been offering homely and peaceful accommodation to guests for over 20 years. … Continue reading Ferndale B&B wins HotelCombined.com Stellar Stay Award

Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

There's plenty of reasons to explore the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week. The annual Forest Activities Festival returns to the historic Speech House on Sunday while Tintern Abbey invites you to explore the night sky through with its spectacular ruins as a backdrop. For those looking for a stunning spring walk, there … Continue reading Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

Luminescent sentient artwork seeks to explore the Forest of Dean’s hidden secrets

Artist Andrea Roe reveals the unseen communication between trees in the artwork, Sentient Forest, a temporary commission by the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in collaboration with Forestry Commission England. Sentient Forest seeks to reveal secrets hidden in the forest. Roe’s commission brings the Trail into the 21st century with a technological artwork that utilises … Continue reading Luminescent sentient artwork seeks to explore the Forest of Dean’s hidden secrets

Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea overlooking the River Wye

The Royal Lodge in Symonds Yat are offering customers a fantastic cream tea deal to celebrate the launch of their new Kingfisher Suite function room. Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea for two complete with home-made scones, clotted cream, butter and jam with a choice of tea or coffee for just £10! Overlooking the stunning River … Continue reading Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea overlooking the River Wye