Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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The market towns and picturesque villages of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley have a unique character and charm of their own. Nestled throughout the area are an impressive number of small independent shops where you will be met with a friendly personal service.

There are butchers and bakers, traditional sweet shops and Labels Outlet in Ross-on-Wye plus several delicatessens offering a range of local produce.

The area's craft centres are also great places to spend a few hours and provide lots of ideas for unique gifts and souvenirs or to learn a new craft at one of the many workshop sessions.

You may find the following downloads of interest


Warehouse 701

Welcome to our Reclaimed World. 15 diverse showrooms set in a former wartime munitions factory. We have created a destination like no other; a renovation resource and a celebration of days gone-by.

Attraction in or near Hereford


Taurus Crafts

A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local food & drink. Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust Ltd

Attraction in or near Lydney


Creates Galleries

Creates Gallery is an independent art gallery based in the Wye Valley. Specialising in original paintings, and showcasing a wide variety of art from select British artists.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Gooch Sports and Leisure

A friendly family business established since 1986 selling sporting goods, club kit, ballet & dance wear, school uniforms and garment printing

Attraction in or near Newent


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


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


The Barn at Severn & Wye - Food Hall, Fish Market and Gift Shop

Visit our stylish food hall, fish market and gift shop showcasing the best local produce, superb hampers, wonderful fish & game. Above all the finest fish and seafood counter you'll find anywhere.

Attraction in or near Westbury-on-Severn


Forest Deli

Large cheese selection from local & further afield. Local beers & ciders. Pates, Meats & Salamis. Sweet & Savoury Snacks. Coffees & teas to enjoy at home. Lots of lovely cooking ingredients.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Lydney - Gateway to the Forest

A historic market town on the Southern edge of the Forest of Dean. Called the 'Gateway to the Forest' the town offers a great place to visit and explore, with a range of shops and attractions.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Reckless Designs

Hand made pottery, finished in an array of underglaze colours, oxides and precious onglaze lustres. Paint your own pot and craft parties.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Made in Ross

Made in Ross is a co-operative of local arts and crafts makers producing a diverse range of affordable ​hand-made arts and crafts with regular guest exhibitions and events.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


All Seasons Delicatessen and Licensed Cafe

A carefully chosen range of quality foods from local, regional, national and European producers. Locally roasted coffee or speciality tea, delicious cakes and savouries.

Attraction in or near Newent