Ross on Wye Travel Guide

  • House of 'The Man Of Ross'
    House of 'The Man Of Ross'
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    Market Hall
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Ross on Wye Things to Do

  • River Wye

    The River Wye is the fifth-longest river in the UK (134 miles or 215 km) and for parts of its length becomes part of the border between England and Wales. The source of the Wye is in the Plynlimon Hills in Mid Wales and ends by flowing into the Severn estuary. The river Wye flows through the towns of Rhayader, Builth Wells, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford,...

  • Heritage Centre

    The Ross-on-Wye Heritage Centre is located on the upper floor of the town's former Market House, and consists of a museum that offers a history of the town on panels, in photographs, by computer slide-show as well as video format. The museum also explores local history and is a host to a wide range of frequently changing community exhibitions, as...

  • House of the “Man of Ross”

    John Kyrle (1637-1724) was a local 18th Century philanthropist who used his wealth to endow facilities in the town and is referred to as the "Man of Ross". He was also renowned for his modest lifestyle and charity work and regularly used to help the poor and the sick. John Kyrle helped to design the town to benefit the people, as an example, in...

  • The Market House

    The current Market House was built between 1650 and 1654 and replaced an older building, regular markets are still held under and in front of the building. The right to hold a market in the town was granted in the 12th century by King Stephen, this helped to stimulate the economy and later records show that Ross supported a variety of tradesmen,...

  • The Prospect Gardens

    These lovely Gardens are situated behind the Church right next to the graveyard. It is relatively small but pefectly formed. Here you can sit amidst the floral displays and admire some spectacular views of the river wye as it winds its' way through the countryside. I particularly loved the elegantly carved doorways at the entrances to the park.

  • St Mary's Parish Church

    The Spire of St Mary's Church is one of Ross's famous landmarks which can be seen from miles around. The Church has been present on its' site for nearly 700 years, it was dedicated in 1316 for the worship of God and as a gathering place for the community.The Church is open to visitors daily where you can browse around at your pleasure. Free...

  • Music festival

    International Music Festival Held around the week of August bank holiday. Names that played include; Joan Armatrading, Van Morrison, Toploader, Pep Bou and Robert Plant. Held on the banks of the river wye in marquees with seeting. Beer tents, food and wine trails and original kids entertainment.

  • Goodrich Castle

    Goodrich Castle is a wonderful castle situated just South of Ross-On-Wye in Herefordshire. It stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat. The castle was begun in the late 11th century, by the English thegn Godric who gave it his name.A generation later the splendidly...

  • Admire the views

    Ross -On- Wye town is situated high up on a hill top. The views of the Herefordshire Countryside surrounding Ross are outstanding. One of the best vantage point is next to the Gazebo Tower.


Ross on Wye Hotels

  • Glewstone Court

    Glewstone, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6AW, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Wilton Court Hotel

    Wilton Lane, Wilton, Ross On Wye, HR9 6AQ, United

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Royal Hotel

    Palace Pound, Ross On Wye, HR9 5HZ, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Ross on Wye Restaurants

  • Riverside Retreat

    The Hope and Anchor is a great looking pub located in a fantastic position right on the banks of the River Wye. There are some really pretty gardens with a large seating area to the front of the pub where you can enjoy some al fresco dining or a relaxing riverside drink. The interior is warm and cosy and has some great features such as a long...

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    Great pub lunch... we are pending on the name as soon as we develop the rest of the photos.. we do nto remeber where is the photos of the tittle lol well the offer was 2 dinners for the price of one... so, as we eated for 12 pounds four typical dishes... umm yummiiiiPies were great....

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Ross on Wye Nightlife

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    Jaquelines: Night time low life

    by seagull69 Written Sep 2, 2002

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    I don´t know about special apart from it´s the only club in Ross. Here you can drink untill the outrage hour of 2pm.Wow. Don´t expect too much but if you really need to move your body till 2 then it´s just fine. Watch out for the drunks on the way down the street as you leave although they´re not generaly violent. Don´t be put off by the cctv on the street.
    Opens at 9pm but no-one goes before 11pm.

    Dress Code: None as far as I know, just don´t puke up on the gorilla as you enter!

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Ross on Wye Transportation

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    Car Parking – Edde Cross Street

    by grayfo Written Feb 2, 2012

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    Located about 5 minutes from the centre of town, this is an open air car park.

    Pay and Display

    Long Stay

    Capacity: 49 cars

    Monday to Saturday: 24 Hours

    3 Hours: £1.50

    Edde Cross Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7BU

    September 2012

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Ross on Wye Shopping

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    Market Place / Broad Street: Outdoor Market

    by grayfo Written Feb 10, 2012

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    Broad Street runs south from the Market House, where regular markets have been held since the Middle-ages. The market shown is from where the market would be if it was a Thursday or Saturday, there is also a Farmers' Market held on the first Friday of every month. Broad Street continues on to Brookend Street and is linked to Edde Cross Street and Trenchard Street via High Street, New Street and Kyrle Street.

    September 2011

    What to buy: This is a small market comprising of about 15 stalls selling a variety of things and include cheeses, a pie stall, flowers and of course the local vegetables.

    What to pay: Various

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Ross on Wye Local Customs

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    The Man of Ross

    by Myfanwe Written Sep 8, 2011

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    The Man of Ross pub is a great looking building dedicated to a local man named John Kyrle. He was a major benefactor of the town in the early days, he donated money for schooling, houses and planted many trees throughout the town.

    We called into the 'Man of Ross' pub for a drink. It is a really warm and cosy place which has a nice looking separate dining area.

    The House where John kyrle once lived is the attractive timber framed house opposite the old Market Hall in the Centre of Ross.

    The Man of Ross The Man of Ross The Man of Ross's house
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    • Beer Tasting
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Ross on Wye Off The Beaten Path

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    River Wye

    by Carmela71 Written Dec 13, 2002

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    The River Wye is one of Britain's most scenic and unspoilt rivers

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Ross on Wye Favorites

  • History of Ross-on-Wye

    The earliest recorded reference to Ross-on-Wye was in a document from 1016 that was presented to the Bishop of Hereford; Ross is also mentioned in the Doomsday book as a village and manor belonging to the Bishop of Hereford. It also notes a priest and a mill, meaning that by this time Ross-on-Wye had grown into an established village with a church...

  • Market views

    Although Ross is a medieval market town, the current market house was built between 1650 and 1654, replacing an older building. Ross Market Building is still in use by local traders on Saturdays and Thursdays and also houses the Ross Heritage Centre, which is open to visitors.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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