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Taurus Crafts

Gift shop with the region's best selection of design-led gifts and crafts, with a large selection of fair-trade products, local products, gift cards, and much more.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Taurus Crafts is an exciting place to see a vibrant range of arts and crafts. From the excitement of the sand pit to a chance to wander and dwell in our 17th century buildings, our gardens and our courtyards, there is something for all ages. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to discover  your own creativity, join a workshop and have a go at something, including making and decorating your own pots.

Whether you reach us by driving along the tidal meanders of the River Severn or through the ancient Forest of Dean, you find us on  the A48 between Aylburton and Lydney.  Visit, check facebook and twitter, or call us on 01594 844841 for information.

We Love Crafts

Taurus Crafts hosts around 15 designer makers and artisan businesses. You will see people at work in their studios  and have the opportunity to see, learn about and perhaps buy something distinctive direct from the maker. Our Gift Shop supports a number of local craft workers and artists. Some are starting out and some more established. We also choose a range of fairly traded items to support opportunity in developing countries.

We Love Art

The work of local artists is available in our Gift Shop and the Picture Framing Studio. There is always an exhibition from local and upcoming artists on the walls in our cafe and sculpture in our gardens.

We Love Food

Choose from our menu of light bites and lunches showcasing local produce and made fresh in our kitchen. The recipes for our cakes and bread are much requested but not revealed!  There are plenty of opportunities to buy local food, from basics to treats, in the farm shop & deli run by local farmers, Cowshill, and The Chocolate Bar, our on-site chocolatiers. Check out our food events programme on our website, facebook, twitter, or subscribe to our newsletter.

We Love Local

From local food, through to bespoke items made by one of our crafts people and the many locally made gifts or cards on sale in our gift shop, Taurus Crafts offers you ‘a lot of  local’. 60 or so small local businesses sell through us. We host regular food, craft and vintage markets and the area’s largest Christmas markets.


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Attraction
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Families
  • Off-Road Parking
  • On-site catering or Cafe
  • Rainy Days
  • Wheelchair access


Lydney Park Estate
GL15 6BU
O/S Ref: SO 621 022

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Find us on the A48 West of Lydney

  • Lydney


Associated Businesses

Taurus Crafts

Vibrant art and craft centre with art studios. Craft units. Working pottery. Design led gift shop. Organic delicatessen. Licensed wholefood restaurant. Programme of activities & art exhibitions.

Attraction in or near Lydney

Taurus Crafts Cafe

Whole-food cafe serving meals prepared on site using many local and organic ingredients including seasonal foods from the Taurus organic market garden.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Lydney

The George Cafe

The George Café specialises in organic food supplied by local farms. We are passionate about real food that tastes delicious. We also have a beautiful gallery upstairs exhibiting local art.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Newnham