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Wye Valley River Festival 2020


Wye Valley River Festival: Postponed

This biennial event is a two week celebration of arts, entertainment, wonder and spectacular celebrating the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 2020 theme is TIME, and there will be plenty of activities around how the world is running out of time.

Some of this years highlights include:

  • Running with Wolves
  • Cloud Gazing
  • Humanoids in Tintern Abbey
  • Pilgrim Walks


Gilpin 2020 is a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the William Gilpin Wye Valley Tour, which heralded the start of British tourism. There will be opportunities to relive the river tour, and maybe do a bit of painting, just like those early tourists! Why not take a look at the fabulous guide - lots of ideas for exploring the Wye Valley in 2020!

Wye Valley River Festival

Shire Hall, Monmouth

The imposing Shire Hall in the centre of Monmouth

Tintern Abbey

The romantic remains of Tintern Abbey

Gilpin 2020

Discover the story of the start of tourism in the UK Gilpin 2020

Places to Stay

Hidden Valley Yurts

www.hiddenvalleyyurts.co.uk - explore what is on offer

Monmouthshire Cottages

Find out more about Monmouthshire Cottages

The Chicken Shed

Highlands Holidays, Monmouth

Highlands Holidays Monmouth - peaceful holidays

This project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the Fund to improve the visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together.