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Ross-on-Wye

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Ross-on-Wye (Welsh: Rhosan ar Wy) is a small market town (population 10,000), located on the river Wye in the English county of Herefordshire. The town is also part of the Wye Valley (Welsh: Dyffryn Gwy), an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Forest of Dean.

Ross-on-Wye is probably best known as a vibrant centre for the English antique trade, hosting a twice-weekly antique market and featuring a number of antique stores in the town. Each year, the town also plays host to the increasingly prominent Ross-on-Wye International Festival, attracting many big names in entertainment.

Get in

By car

Ross-on-Wye is on the A40 road from Fishguard to London.

Get around

See

  • 1 Parish Church of St Mary's, Church St, HR9 5HN, ☏ +44 1989 562175. usually open during daylight hours, services Sun 8:00, 9:30, Thu 10:00. Built between 1280 and 1316 with a prominent spire visible for miles around. There is a children's guide to hunt for images of Hedgehogs (a symbol of Ross-on-Wye) in the church. (updated Aug 2018)
  • 2 Goodrich Castle, Castle Ln, Goodrich, HR9 6HY (6 miles south-west of Ross-on-Wye), ☏ +44 1600 890538. adults £6.20, children £3.70, concessions £5.60.  

Do

  • 1 The Phoenix Theatre, Palace Pound, Saint Mary's St, HR9 5HT, ☏ +44 1989 564570. A small 63-seat amateur theatre. Hosts the occasional film too. (updated Feb 2018)
  • 2 Bandstand Concerts, Caroline Symonds Gardens, Wye St.. Sun in July & August. Outdoor summer concerts, in a bandstand which opened in 2005. (updated Jul 2018)

Buy

  • 1 Ross-on-Wye Market. Thu and Sat. The charter for the market was issued in the 12th century. (updated Jul 2018)

Eat

  • 1 Yaks n Yetis, 1 Brookend St, HR9 7EG, ☏ +44 1989 564963. Nepalese restaurant (updated Nov 2016)
  • 2 Zam Zam Café, 23 High St, HR9 5BZ, ☏ +44 1989 764030. (updated Nov 2016)
  • 3 Burger Star, 34A Gloucester Rd, HR9 5BS, ☏ +44 1989 562083. Small burger chain-restaurant. (updated Nov 2016)
  • 4 Seven Seas Fish Bar, 22 Broad St, HR9 7EA, ☏ +44 1989 763103. M-Sa: 11AM-10PM, Su: 3PM-10PM. Best Chippie in town 

Drink

  • 1 The Hope and Anchor Inn, Wye Street, HR9 7BU, ☏ +44 1989 563003. (updated Nov 2016)
  • 2 The Crown & Sceptre, 6 Market Place, HR9 5NX, ☏ +44 1989 769407. M-F: 10PM-Late, Sa-Su: 11PM-Late. (updated Nov 2016)
  • 3 The Mail Rooms, Gloucester Road, HR9 5BS, ☏ +44 1989 760920. Sun-Thu: 8AM-Midnight, Fri-Sat: 8AM-1AM. Formerly the town's post office, now a Wetherspoon pub. (updated Nov 2016)

Sleep

  • The Hope and Anchor Inn, Wye Street, HR9 7BU, ☏ +44 1989 563003. £50-£80 per night. (updated Nov 2016)
  • Wilton Court Hotel and Restaurant closed down at the end of 2019.

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