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


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


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


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


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


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


Truffles Delicatessen

Truffles Deli is a foodie haven for young and old alike. Stocking everything a deli should and more

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


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


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


Tudorville Express & Post Office

Convenience Store and Post Office. Newsagent. Off-licence. Groceries. Veg. Fruit. Stationery. Greetings & post cards. New car park with ramp makes for safer shopping.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Hanley Farm Shop

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


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