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


Creates Gallery

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


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

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


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


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


Newent

Newent lies in the north of the Forest of Dean, this attractive, un-spoilt market town has buildings dating back to the 13th century and a half timbered market house.

Attraction in or near Newent


3 Shires Garden Centre

Large and inspirational destination, with impressive plant displays, a large range of unique gifts and products for home and garden, as well as on site restaurant and outdoor childrens play area.

Attraction in or near Newent


Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop

The Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop, cafe and conference room is community owned and staffed by volunteers.  It is a traditional oak construction combined with sustainable technology and specialises in local food.

Attraction in or near St Briavels


RAFT

Hand selected ladies clothing, accessories and gifts with an eye for design. Stores in Newent, Monmouth, Ledbury, Ross on Wye, Witney and Dunster.

Attraction in or near Newent


All Seasons Delicatessen and 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


Tudor Sweets

So many of the sweets that you loved as a kid just don’t seem to be around any more so people are delighted to find that their old favourites are still available from this speciality sweet shop in Ross-on-Wye.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Stella Books

30000+ out of print and rare books in stock.  Open every day.  Art to zoology, something for everyone.

Attraction in or near Tintern