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

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Best places to see the bluebells bloom in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

One of the greatest pleasures of exploring the great British countryside is spotting the signs of spring and no site is more iconic than the bloom of bluebells. The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is home to some of the most spectacular shows of these beautiful flowers in the country – and there are … Continue reading Best places to see the bluebells bloom 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

International acclaim for Wines from Wales for Welsh Wine Week

  Three of Wales’ vineyards have something special to celebrate in the run up to this year's Welsh Wine Week which starts on Sat. 23rd May & runs until Sun. 31st. May. The results of the International Wine Challenge competition 2015 have just been announced and commended awards were given to Ancre Hill Estates (Monmouth) … Continue reading International acclaim for Wines from Wales for Welsh Wine Week

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

Where to Refuel – Our Favourite Cafes and Restaurants

Feeling a bit peckish? Here are a few of our favourite places to sit down and chow down in Dean Wye...  Humble by Nature - This local cafe uses the produce grown on the farm with a menu that changes with the season. Stop by Thursday - Sunday from 10-4, and for groups, private dining is … Continue reading Where to Refuel – Our Favourite Cafes and Restaurants

Best Places to Watch the #SolarEclipse

The first solar eclipse visible from the mainland UK is coming on 20th March. The sun will begin being covered around 8:30am, and will be mostly covered until 10:30. Here are three of our suggestions for viewing: Cider Orchard Yurt - A yurt set up for glamping for two. Set in a secluded area to … Continue reading Best Places to Watch the #SolarEclipse

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

Bumper harvest for Tintern Vineyard

After an almost perfect year for vineyards in Wales, Parva Farm Vineyard at Tintern in the beautiful Wye Valley reports that they have completed their harvest. This has turned out to be one of the best ever with over 10 tonnes of grapes picked from the hectare of vines growing on the farm. Colin Dudley … Continue reading Bumper harvest for Tintern Vineyard

Summer Success for Parva Farm Vineyard, Tintern

Colin & Judith Dudley from Parva Farm Vineyard, Tintern, in the Wye Valley are proud to report their recent successes in the English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition. Held on 5th & 6th of June at Balliol College, Oxford & judged by 6 Masters of Wine in a blind tasting, the competition attracted … Continue reading Summer Success for Parva Farm Vineyard, Tintern