Ross on Wye Tourist Information


Ross on Wye looks down over the river Wye, on the Southern edge of Herefordshire, close to the borders with Gloucestershire and Wales.

Ross Walking Festival 2011 – Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October

Choice of two walks on Friday afternoon, Five Walks Saturday and Five Walks Sunday.  From 5 mile moderate walks to 11 miles energetic.  For full programme and description visit the Ross Walkers Are Welcome website.
General notes:- Unless stated otherwise, well behaved dogs, on leads, are welcome.
Something to suit everyone.

What to do in Ross on Wye

In the centre of town you will find the old, stone built, market house with its museum.  From there you can walk to the remains of the old castle and then down the hill to the River Wye.

Wandering around the town centre you will find many pubs, hotels and cafes all serving excellent lunches.

What to do near Ross on Wye

Ross on Wye is in the Wye Valley.  Make sure to visit Symonds Yat with its spectacular views from Yat Rock.  Visitors with limited mobility will find a level path to the rock from the car park – active visitors might enjoy parking down by the river and walking up the steep path from the bottom.  For most of the year you will be able to view the Peregrine Falcons that nest high up in the rocks.

At Symonds Yat East, visitors  can enjoy a leisurely river cruise, followed by tea or lunch in one of the hotels/pubs/tea rooms.  More active visitors will enjoy canoeing along the river.

Close to Symonds Yat you will find the ruins of  Goodrich Castle.  These extensive ruins make a fabulous day out – especially if you have children.

Further afield you can enjoy a visit to the Forest of Dean, which offers extensive walking and cycling and lots of activities for children from a railway to a sculpture walk in the forest.

If you enjoy architecture you are ideally placed for visiting the cathedrals in Hereford and Gloucester or shopping in the regency town of Cheltenham.  The historic house of Hellens is close by in Much Marcle.

However long you stay in your Ross on Wye bed and breakfast you will leave wishing that you had stayed for longer.