SPOTLIGHT - Ross On Wye, Herefordshire

Located in Herefordshire, and around eight miles away from the England-Wales border, is the town of Ross-on-Wye.

A truly unique town, that viewed from a distance rises above the river Wye, giving it an almost Italian feel. With its beautiful streets, great places to eat and drink and its 16th Century sandstone Market House, Ross-On-Wye is a personal favourite of Sunshine Radio.

The town is steeped in tradition, with regular markets and quaint shops and pubs to explore. Ross has a thriving and bustling town centre that is also rich in art. You can enjoy hours exploring it's narrow, winding streets of local stone and black and white timber.

The tranquil Wye Valley, below the town, is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with lush pastures and dense woodlands. Making Ross an ideal touring centre for the valley and surrounding area.

INTERESTING FACT: Ross-on-Wye is said to be the birthplace of British tourism. In the 18th Century, the Rector of Ross developed his Wye Tour along the river from Ross to Chepstow. After taking the tour, William Gilpin published the UK’s first guide book and by the end of the 18th Century the package tour was well established.

We have teamed up with some of the amazing businesses in Ross On Wye to give you just a little taste of what to expect when visiting. Find out more about these amazing businesses by clicking the links BELOW:

  • Dors Garden

    A slice of garden-shopping heaven, in Ross-on-Wye, Dor’s Garden provides expert advice, with a curated-range of unique, plus locally-sourced, plants, garden products, giftwares and Gift Cards.
    Get the most from your gardening space at Dor’s Garden... 6 High Street. Find out more by clicking the image ABOVE

  • Saymor Beds & Furniture

    Summer Sale bed packages deals from Saymor Beds and Furniture include singles, from £289.00, doubles, from £349.00 and kings, from £450.00. With free local delivery, Saymor’s new showroom has free parking at Chase Industrial Estate, Alton Road. Find out more by clicking the image ABOVE

  • Little Chic Childrens Clothes and Toy Boutique

    Discover high-quality clothing, for babies, toddlers and children, up to 12 at Little Chic where they specialise in soft, snuggly organic-cotton clothing, from outstanding brands including FRUGI, Piccalilly, Toby Tiger and more along with fun toys, too. Find out more by clicking the image ABOVE

  • Badgers Bait and Gift Shop

    From all angles Badger’s Fishing-Bait and Gift Shop will have you hooked, with their everyday low prices for fishing bait and their ‘Guilty Gift’ corner, filled with something special from local artists and designers. Visit Badger’s, at Croft Court, Hills Street. Find out more by clicking the image ABOVE

  • Essential Sewing Services

    Clothing-alteration professionals wedding and prom specialists, Essential Sewing Services are here, for sewing machine sales, service and repair. With a great selection of items, for the sewing enthusiast, in stock. Visit Essential Sewing Services, at 31 Gloucester Road. Find out more by clicking the image ABOVE

  • Ross Curtains and Blinds at Essential Sewing Services

    Home of hand-made, bespoke, soft-furnishings, Ross Curtains and Blinds, at Essential Sewing, can alter-and-repair for you, too. We’re your experts supplying a large selection of fabrics and accessories,
    for the home-sewer. Find Ross Curtains and Blinds, at 31 Gloucester Road. Click the image ABOVE for more information.

Why not get a little sample of Ross On Wye by watching the walkthrough below:


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