Chepstow Wye Bridge Bicentenary

The celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Chepstow Iron bridge. Sunday, 24 July 2016 1 PM start. There's a big birthday party in Chepstow and everyone's invited. 200 years ago in 1816 on 24 July to the minute of 1 PM a procession left Beaufort square in Chepstow to celebrate the opening of the … Continue reading Chepstow Wye Bridge Bicentenary

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Tudor Farmhouse in Clearwell wins English Hotel of the Year award

Tudor Farmhouse in Clearwell has won the English Hotel of the Year award in the Sawday’s British Hotel awards. The Sawday’s award comes within weeks of two 2015 food and farming accolades: Taste of the West recently awarded Gold to Tudor Farmhouse’s restaurant, shortly followed by Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards shortlisting it for Best … Continue reading Tudor Farmhouse in Clearwell wins English Hotel of the Year award

Wet weather things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Although the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is best known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities, there’s a wealth of things to do whatever the weather. A sure-fire way to escape the wet is to head underground. Experience the subterranean labyrinth of Clearwell Caves, which has been mined for iron ore and ochre … Continue reading Wet weather things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Top Foodie Destinations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

With the culinary traditions of both England and Wales to choose from, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has become a real centre of culinary excellence. From the beautiful orchards and vineyards that produce award-winning cider and wine, to restaurants that garner Michelin stars, you’re in foodie heaven that is the Wye Valley and … Continue reading Top Foodie Destinations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

A Day Out for Every Dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just over a week away, and with everything from gourmet train journeys to archery on offer, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is the perfect place to spoil dad. Before the big day, you’ll need a gift and Hot Pot Pottery is offering to fire and prepare mugs by Sunday 14th … Continue reading A Day Out for Every Dad this Father’s Day

Farms could reap Big Rewards in Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards competition

Farms in or adjacent to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) could be in line for some serious cash prizes. The Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards is open again for 2015, with the AONB Unit seeking nominations from farms that make an outstanding contribution, in any shape or form, to conserving and … Continue reading Farms could reap Big Rewards in Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards competition

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!

Felt Good at Tintern Abbey

The major exhibition at Chepstow Museum in 2014, Sites of Inspiration, Tintern Abbey, in turn provided the inspiration for some impressive pieces of work. As well as drawings and paintings, prints, poetry and documentary film making, digital art, tiles and textiles were created at workshops and sessions run in association with the exhibition. These are … Continue reading Felt Good at Tintern Abbey

Wye, Oh! Wye – A trip down the river in words and music

WYE, OH! WYE - A Most Theatrical and Musical Community Celebration of the Famous Wye Tour Friday 16 May 7.30pm Drill Hall, Lower Church St Chepstow Produced by OperaPlayhouse in collaboration with Chepstow Museum Tickets £8, £6 concessions from Chepstow Museum (tel 01291 625981) This production uses words written by the tourists of some 200 … Continue reading Wye, Oh! Wye – A trip down the river in words and music

Wye Valley River Festival

Anchors away! The Wye Valley River Festival has been officially launched, with an exciting and ground-breaking programme which invites communities and visitors to celebrate nature, culture, landscape and life along the River Wye. This year’s inaugural festival in the stunning Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is spearheaded by the Wye Valley AONB … Continue reading Wye Valley River Festival