Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 15th – 21st Jan: 2018

There are some great events coming up this week in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, among them the ancient Wassail and Mari Lwyd in Chepstow, Burns Night, cooking, cheese making, Winter Owl Evenings a Psychic Night and Comedy too. See what takes your fancy! Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 15th – 21st Jan: 2018

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1067 and All That: The life and castles of William FitzOsbern

The last in the series of Chepstow 950 talks Talk by Rick Turner OBE Wednesday 26 July, 7.30pm The Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow NP16 5HJ Tickets £5/ £4 concession from Chepstow Museum tel 01291 625981 This Wednesday 26 July, sees the last in the series of talks organised by Chepstow Museum for Chepstow … Continue reading 1067 and All That: The life and castles of William FitzOsbern

Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 10-16th July 2017

July brings many activities to the #DeanWye from concerts and folk festivals, to open air cinema and a party in Chepstow Castle. All involve food and drink and live entertainment. If that's not for you then enjoy the many art exhibitions and craft workshops that are on offer this week, or step back in time … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 10-16th July 2017

Chepstow’s 950th Anniversary celebrations 

Chepstow's Summer of Celebration of the town's 950th anniversary gets underway in earnest this week. Wednesday 5 July sees the first of three talks about the Norman conquest organised by Chepstow Museum at the Drill Hall. Mark Morris, historian author and TV presenter delivers a talk entitled "The Norman Conquest, Why Did It Matter?" At … Continue reading Chepstow’s 950th Anniversary celebrations 

Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 28th June – 9th July 2017

An exciting and varied end of June and start to July in the #DeanWye ! Romeo and Juliet in Puzzlewood, concerts, art exhibitions, Chepstow Museum and the British Museum working together, festivals, steam and inflatable labyrinths. Do you really need any more reason to visit us in the next 10 days? If you can't come … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 28th June – 9th July 2017

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

Chepstow Festival Fringe – A mini Frankenstein Fest!

Chepstow Festival Fringe! – A mini Frankenstein Fest – to mark the anniversary of a remarkable night 200 years ago, June 16 2016 when the spark was ignited that created one of the most iconic horror stories of them all… 5 Nights of events at Chepstow Drill Hall organised by Chepstow Museum With the celebrations … Continue reading Chepstow Festival Fringe – A mini Frankenstein Fest!

The UK Small Farm Shop of the Year 2016 is on our doorstep

Family owned and run Hanley Farm Shop & Café at Tidenham near Chepstow has been recognised at the best Small Farm Shop of the Year 2016 for the entire UK. FARMA, the trade body representing around 500 farm retailers across the UK, announced the winners of the national farm retail and farmer Lyndon Edwards proudly … Continue reading The UK Small Farm Shop of the Year 2016 is on our doorstep

Volley of voices along the valley

Choirs from Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean are being offered a fantastic chance to showcase their singing at key events during this year’s Wye Valley River Festival. “It’s a chance for established choirs in and around the Wye Valley to bring themselves to the attention of new audiences. We are calling on them … Continue reading Volley of voices along the valley

Half term intrigue at Puzzlewood

There will be tales from the deep at the magical ancient woodland site of Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean this half term holiday, when families get their first chance to dip a toe in the rising waters of the Wye Valley River Festival. With plans for this year’s unique, watery extravaganza well underway, The … Continue reading Half term intrigue at Puzzlewood