Monmouthshire Vineyard Tour

Join Forest of Dean and Wye Valley for a really special guided vineyard tour on Saturday the 23rd of May to kick off Welsh Wine Week. The tour includes a visit to two award winning Vineyards in Monmouthshire: Ancre Hill Estates near Monmouth and White Castle Vineyard near Abergavenny. Visitors will first visit Ancre Hill Estates which is a bio dynamic vineyard … Continue reading Monmouthshire Vineyard Tour

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May Half Term Holiday at Taurus Crafts

Taurus Crafts have a fantastic selection of creative hands-on activities for children this half term, 23rd May – 31st May 2015. With their classic activities of paint your own pot and jewellery making being complemented by, puppet making and chocolate making, there is even a free activity where you can weave your own woollen flower … Continue reading May Half Term Holiday at Taurus Crafts

22nd May – BBQ Launch of Oldfield Forge

Oldfield Forge Ltd is a family run Blacksmithing Company who combines traditional blacksmith techniques with modern technology to create bespoke pieces of quality ironwork. Run by Nicky, 25, and Aaron, 31, Oldfield Forge opens up traditional ironwork to a younger audience with modern homes, whilst still catering to more traditional properties and gardens. Nicky and … Continue reading 22nd May – BBQ Launch of Oldfield Forge

Henry Castle to Commission for Sculpture Trail

Henry Castle has been selected to develop a major new artwork for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. The new work is due to be completed and open to the public in early summer 2016. “Henry is a young artist who creates highly original sculptures that respond to their specific locations. He uses a process … Continue reading Henry Castle to Commission for Sculpture Trail

St. George’s Day – Why We Love England!

We are privileged to have a destination that is in England and Wales, but to celebrate St. George's Day today, here are a few things we love about our English side! The breathtaking views: Symonds Yat Rock is known as a viewpoint to spot a host of wildlife, including peregrine falcons, adders, and otters, as well as a great spot to … Continue reading St. George’s Day – Why We Love England!

The Miners Arms to feature in BBC Two’s ‘Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial

The hunt for a brand new chef for The Miners Arms is charted in this brand new series. Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial is a brand new series, which sees Alex Polizzi take on the difficult challenge of finding Head Chefs for restaurants that have a desperate need to fill a vacancy. Hiring a Head … Continue reading The Miners Arms to feature in BBC Two’s ‘Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial

May: Bank Holiday events

Saturday 2nd May, 7.30pm - Wyndcliffe Court's May Charity Ball - Event in support of Help for Heroes with live music, dancing in the ballroom and on the terrace, evening DJ and entertainment. Food includes sizzling hog roast and complimentary bubbly drink on arrival (both included in the ticket price). It's fancy dress 'hats and masks' … Continue reading May: Bank Holiday events

Win a mini-break for 4!

The historic Angel Hotel in Abergavenny, the gateway to Wales, is giving you the chance to win a night in one of their lovely cottages. The properties are just minutes away from the hotel itself which is famous across the UK for its afternoon tea. The hotel is a member of the prestigious UK Tea Guild, … Continue reading Win a mini-break for 4!

Forest Activities Festival

Have you ever thrown a pot or had a go at archery? Well here's your chance to learn something new. After an amazingly successful event last year, it was decided the festival must continue. Taking place at the Speech House Hotel on Sunday 26th of April, this year’s Forest Activities Festival will offer indoor and … Continue reading Forest Activities Festival

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