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

Visit award-winning hotels

The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is now home to the AA Hotel for Wales 2016 – The Angel at Abergavenny. The Michelin Starred Whitebrook was also named the AA Wine Award for Wales while Sawday’s Hotel of the Year, Tudor Farmhouse was awarded 3 Red Stars.

Après Ski at The Angel Hotel

Located in the courtyard, The Angel Hotel’s pop-up bar brings the atmosphere of an Alpine Ski Lodge to the heart of Abergavenny. The Après Ski Bar is a cosy spot to celebrate winter with friends and family.

Full of festive charm, it offers a range of seasonal tipples and hearty snacks.Image result for the angel hotel apres ski

Kick start the festive season at the Après Ski Bar Opening Party on Saturday 26th November.

The bar will then be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout December:

Fridays 5.00pm to 10.00pm
Saturdays 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Sundays 12.00pm to 9.00pm

Evie’s Aeroplane at Clearwell Cave

This is a spectacular event and really popular with children and adults alike. The wonderful seasonal scenes tell the story of Evie who finds a toy aeroplane in her Christmas stocking early on Christmas Morning and then her adventures begin.

The Christmas Fantasy runs from 26th November to 24th December 2016 and 27th December to 3rd January. Image result for evie's aeroplane

This year entry is by pre-booked ticket; you can book the timed tickets in advance through our website. £10.00 for adults or children, including a quality gift for children between 2 and 14 years old. There is a magical late evening every Friday until 7.30 (last booking). Take a look at the website to book or for more details.

Grand Tour at Aunt Martha’s

Visiting Aunt Martha’s Victorian Restaurant is already an experience where you are transported to the year 1897 in an instant, but imagine what it would be like to dine in a Second Dynasty Egyptian Temple?

Aunt Martha is looking to now transport her guests to other eras with the creation of three new intimate and exclusive dining areas including the Oriental Tea Pagoda, Ancient Eygpt and the British Empire. To make the Grand Tour a reality, Aunt Martha is seeking support from you! A wide range of rewards are also on offer including vouchers for afternoon teas, celebration cakes and soirees!
Wednesday November 16th at 8.00pm

Mycelium, Magic & Memories by Ian Gorton

Through working with both camera and computer Ian creates images that seek to challenge traditional conceptions of photography and painting. Techniques and understandings from both fields – such as the layering of colour or the interplay of light – are used to produce images that capture the spirit/essence of the locality.

Taurus Crafts Cafe, 26 November to 2 January

Wellness Retreat
Staying in 5* accommodation, the retreat includes nutrition workshops, Ayurvedec Cooking Workshop, a range of activities including Nordic Walking, Combined walk and canoe, stand-up paddle boarding as well as gentler activities such as Yoga, Meditation. All activities will be tailored to suit the group.
No Experience required, food for meals which will be locally sourced as much as possible, recipes provided, workshops, and the activities are all included in the price.

Additional Options 1-1 Reiki, Massage, Consutations.  Individual cost please ask.
Take back control of your health, improve your fitness and allow your Wye Get Active short break to provide you with the tools to improve your health and wellbeing in an enjoyable and fun way, and learn a new activity then contact:

2017 dates – book now!

20th – 24th March

15th -19th May


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