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.
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
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
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
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
Classes in throwing on the potters wheel, under the expert guidance of John Huggins. Available for all levels from complete beginners to experienced throwers. Visitors welcome at the pottery.
Attraction in or near Lydbrook
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
Cosy, country pottery offering pottery activities and classes, a warm welcome and add on group meals
Attraction in or near Symonds Yat
Visit artists in their workshops and galleries during the annual Open Studios Event in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, along the Severn and Gloucester.
Attraction in or near Coleford
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
Mary Rose Young makes her distinctive Alice in Wonderland pottery at her studio in the Forest of Dean. Visit her vividly painted gallery.
Attraction in or near Parkend
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
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