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Great events to enjoy in the Forest of Dean during 2013

Posted on 28th January 2013

The Royal Forest of Dean deserves to be better known, offering mile after mile of unspoilt scenery and a wealth of beautiful trails to explore. There are also plenty of events in the area for the whole family to enjoy throughout the year. If you’re staying in one of our holiday cottages in the Forest of Dean over the coming months then the events listed below might well be of interest.

Forest of Dean

The multi-award winning Gloucester Tall Ships Festival, with the weekend maritime extravaganza has grown hugely in popularity in recent years to become one of the most popular events in the calendar. Offering everything from live music, street entertainment, comedy, and of course a fine selection of Tall Ships to admire, there is plenty for visitors to enjoy. This year’s festival will take place at the city’s docks from the 24-27 May and entry is completely free.

The Forest of Dean is also well-known for its association with the arts, with a range of exhibitions taking place in multiple locations throughout the year. One of these is the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, showcasing a collection of some of the most awe-inspiring images of wildlife from all over the world. The exhibition opened at Wallsworth Hall on the 15 January and will be based at the Twigworth based manor house until at least March 17. If you are lucky enough to be enjoying your Forest of Dean cottage holidays during the period, be sure to come along and check it out.

The Linton Music Festival has always proved to be a big hit with both locals and visitors alike, and the line-up for 2013 is as exciting as ever. With artists such as American group Hayseed Dixie, singer Sandi Thom and Scottish blues act the Nimmo Brothers already confirmed, it’s sure to get the crowd into party mood.

The Linton Music Festival is scheduled to take place from 21-23 June, with tickets already available.

Image Credit: European Environment Agency (EEA)