More awards in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Awards are coming in thick and fast in the Dean Wye, here are some of the more recent. Speech House Hotel has won "The Best Forest of Dean Wedding Venue and Hotel” and also an “Excellence Award for Hospitality Guest Services” in the 2018 Welsh Enterprise Awards. Owner Peter Hands said “ We were both … Continue reading More awards in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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Talking Tourism at Speech House

Members of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism (WVFDT) recently met for their quarterly Members Meeting at the historic Speech House Hotel, set right in the heart of the Forest of Dean. The networking event for both established and prospective members was attended by 60 people representing businesses from across Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire, … Continue reading Talking Tourism at Speech House

Top ways to celebrate the Tour of Britain in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

The Tour of Britain wheels into the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week, where Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will race past some of the area’s best-known landmarks. Stage Five of the Tour starts in Aberdare. The route then takes in St Briavels and Tintern, sweeps past Puzzlewood and Speech House, before … Continue reading Top ways to celebrate the Tour of Britain in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover the Dean’s Heritage

  Lindors Country House Hotel in The Forest of Dean Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture, culture and heritage by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.  Every year on four days in September, we celebrate our heritage; it is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures … Continue reading Discover the Dean’s Heritage

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

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!

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

Forest Free for all

Who says history is just about grand houses? As part of the national Heritage Open Days 2014 the Forest of Dean opens its doors and welcomes all for the long weekend of the 11th – 14th September. Why not join in the celebration of the Forest’s fantastic history and culture by enjoying free access to … Continue reading Forest Free for all

Forest Activities Festival makes donation to Hire a Hero

Hire a Hero began its Armed Forces week celebrations on Monday with the presentation of a cheque from the Forest Activities committee. The donation, a £1,000 sum from the Forest of Dean-based organisation comes in recognition of the charity’s involvement in the Forest Activities Festival in April, attended by Hire a Hero Patron Ian Gough. … Continue reading Forest Activities Festival makes donation to Hire a Hero

Forest Activities Festival

With so many adventures to be had in the Forest of Dean, it can be hard to pick at times. But alas, all will be on offer for you and the family to taster this April 27th at the brand new Forest Activities Festival! Hosted at the Speech House by local activity providers and hoteliers, the … Continue reading Forest Activities Festival