Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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Well-made, handcrafted goods and traditional skills were the ideals behind The Arts and Crafts Movement and are alive today, in abundance in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

The stunning scenery and landscape of the Forest of Dean has long been an inspirational place to many writers, artists, poets and craftspeople and the arts and crafts scene in the area is vibrant and diverse, from weavers to jewellers, potters to painters, musicians to photographers.


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


Forest Of Dean School Of Photography

Fun, photographic training in the heart of the forest and valley with a pro photographer, David Broadbent, for any skill level. Improve your general skill level on hone one area - its up to you.

Attraction in or near St Briavels


Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

4.5 mile long woodland Sculpture Trail. Enjoy the views from our giant chair and walk underneath a stained glass window hung high in the tree canopy. Free of charge and perfect for all ages.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Abbey Mill Wye Valley Craft Centre

Award winning Abbey Mill, set amidst breath-taking scenery on the banks of the River Wye. Riverside shopping and dining in a relaxed setting. Arts, crafts, gifts. Coffee Shop. 5 Shops open 7 Days.

Attraction in or near Tintern


Wobage Makers Gallery

Wobage Farm Craft Workshops, contemporary ceramics, furniture and jewellery in Herefordshire. 8 resident makers.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Dean Heritage Centre

The history of the Forest from the Ice Age to present day; the Gruffalo woodland trail, a reconstructed Forester's cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; a woodland playground; cafe & gift shop.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Rural Concierge

From coaches to chauffeur-driven cars, from local bus and train services to bicycle hire or even a helicopter, Rural Concierge arranges days out to suit any budget or experience!

Attraction in or near Hereford


Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye is a small market town in the south of Herefordshire offering excellent places to stay, eat and shop. Set in beautiful countryside it’s a great place for fresh air, walking and canoeing.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Hot Pot Pottery - tea-room, gallery and pottery studio

Cosy, country pottery gallery, tea-room and studio offering pottery activities and classes, a warm welcome and tasty home-made treats and drinks.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Nature in Art

Nature in Art, the world's first museum & art gallery dedicated exclusively to art inspired by nature. With temporary exhibitions, art courses and an unrivalled artists in residence programme.

Attraction in or near Gloucester


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


Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity

Relax, learn a new skill and create a memory of your stay in the Forest of Dean to treasure forever. Perfect for couples, families and small groups looking for some quality ‘down time’.

Attraction in or near Lydney