Vintage shopping trail for Ross-on-Wye

New shopping experience for retro lovers Eighteen specialist independent shops and one ‘old-world’ tea room have formed a ‘trail’ around Ross-on-Wye. It provides visitors looking for antiques, collectibles, interesting bric-a-brac, vintage clothes and jewellery, furniture and a host of quirky objects with fascinating tour. The Vintage Shopping Trail is expected to attract serious buyers and … Continue reading Vintage shopping trail for Ross-on-Wye

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What’s On this week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 9 – 15 July 2018

Here are the events and activities taking place in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week - it's hot but there's plenty to enjoy! Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time of year, you'll find something to do in the #DeanWye region. If you can’t make it this week, have a look at … Continue reading What’s On this week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 9 – 15 July 2018

What’s on this week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 2 – 9 July 2018

Here are the events and activities taking place in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this hot July week. Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time of year, you'll find something to do in the #DeanWye region. If you can’t make it this week, have a look at our What’s On page for ideas for next … Continue reading What’s on this week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 2 – 9 July 2018

What’s On this week in the #DeanWye: 8 – 13 May 2018

Here are the events and activities taking place in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week. Why not meet the lambs, visit one of the many free events at the Wye Valley River Festival or enjoy some comedy or cookery?  Remember the bluebells are out and looking stunning - so why not plan … Continue reading What’s On this week in the #DeanWye: 8 – 13 May 2018

Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 22 – 28 Jan 2018

A warmer and brighter start to the week here in the #DeanWye and we have some very tasty food events for you try, as well as festivals, films, music and talks.  Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time of year, you'll find something to do in the #DeanWye area. If you can’t make it this … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 22 – 28 Jan 2018

Top 5 famous people from the Dean Wye

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has been home to many well known actors, artists, inspirational writers and cultural individuals. Continue reading to see who you might recognise: Frank Oz Born in Hereford in 1944, Frank Oz is a puppeteer and filmmaker. He began his career as a puppeteer for Jim Henson’s Muppet characters … Continue reading Top 5 famous people from the Dean Wye

“Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can” – Jay Gatsby

On Friday 11th September, The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, is hosting A Flapper’s Evening in association with Emma Corfield-Walters of {Book-ish} Crickhowell and Pan Macmillan. It’s a swingin’ soiree, inspired by four enthralling publications about (or set in) 1920’s America; ‘Mrs. Hemingway’ by Naomi Wood ‘Villa America’ by Liza Klaussmann ‘Axeman’s Jazz’ by Ray Celestin ‘A … Continue reading “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can” – Jay Gatsby

Centuries of Literary Inspiration

Frequently referred to as 'enchanting' and 'magical' it is of no surprise that the Forest of Dean has come to inspire some of history's greatest authors. Speculation on the uncanny similarity between the Forest and settings in Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings are open to interpretation but you only need to experience it for yourself … Continue reading Centuries of Literary Inspiration