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
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
Hillside Brewery’s on-site shop has a wide range of our beers. We also sell a wide range of brewery merchandise and local quality products.
Attraction in or near Longhope
Find a gift that is special to the Forest.
Attraction in or near Clearwell
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
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
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
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
30000+ out of print and rare books in stock. Open every day. Art to zoology, something for everyone.
Attraction in or near Tintern
The Pantry @ St Briavels features a micro-cafe, off-licence, and a great range of fine foods, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices.
Attraction in or near St Briavels
Coleford town Council looks after the beautiful parish of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. The Council is supplying a small but informative tourist information centre at its offices in the town centre.
Attraction in or near Coleford
Steeped in history, renowned for its floral displays, Usk is a great base to explore Monmouthshire and the Usk Valley. Independent shops and lots of places to eat, drink and stay.
Attraction in or near Usk
A wide range of local produce from Berries to Beers. We source most of our produce within a 30 mile radius from our shop meaning that the food is as fresh as possible, and also supports local traders.
Attraction in or near Chepstow