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The spire of St. Mary's Church

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.

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

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  • 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.
  • 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. Goodrich Castle (Q5583571) on Wikidata Goodrich Castle on Wikipedia


  • 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.
  • 2 Bandstand Concerts, Caroline Symonds Gardens, Wye St.. Sun in July & August. Outdoor summer concerts, in a bandstand which opened in 2005.


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


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



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Map of places with Wikivoyage articles nearby

Routes through Ross-on-Wye
merges with UK road A40.svg  SW UK-Motorway-M50.svg NE  TewkesburyBirmingham
CardiffMonmouth  SW UK road A40.svg E  GloucesterCheltenham
LeominsterHereford  NW UK road A49.svg SE  END
WorcesterLedbury  N UK road A449.svg S  merges with UK road A40.svg

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