Ross-on-Wye, ‘The Gateway to the Wye Valley’ is an ancient market town, midway between the cathedral cities of Gloucester and Hereford.
Ross-on-Wye has attracted visitors since the 18th Century, almost the birthplace of tourism, when people came to escape the industry of the cities and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley. The thirteenth century Church of St Mary is a conspicuous landmark that, together with The Royal Hotel, can be seen for many miles around and much photographed with the Wye in the foreground.
The centre of the town is famed for the 17th century market house and Tudor framed house. Now a bustling market town, with street markets held regularly on a Thursday and Saturday there are a wide range of local shops, cafes and restaurant.
There are excellent schools, at all levels, both within the town and surrounding villages. Sports and recreation are in abundance to suit most needs, with rugby, football, tennis, cricket and rowing clubs and outdoor pursuits a plenty along the river and in the nearby Forest of Dean.