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Things to do in Ross-on-Wye

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Ross-On-Wye in Herefordshire

Ross-On-Wye in Herefordshire is a small charming market town that is located on the River Wye, and near the Wye valley and the Forest Dean in South Eastern Herefordshire. Oddly enough this small rural village is considered the birthplace of the British Tourism Trade. However, unlike many touristy areas where people flock to the beaches or drawn to the nightlife, visitors to Ross-on-Wye come to this village to enjoy the view, explore old places, and take part in some good old fashion family type of activities.

Getting There

Traveling to Ross-on-Wye by car or coach is the best way to get there as there are main roadways that leads right to the edge of the village. A car is a must if you are planning to visit other towns in Herefordshire or the surrounding area while on your vacation.

Things To See And Do

If you love nature you will love vacationing in Ross-on-Wye as you can pay a visit to Wilton or Goodrich castle, Visit the Wye Valley butterfly zoo, and enjoy spending time with a variety of these delicate creatures, Or find your way through the Amazing Hedge puzzle a green maze the entire family enjoy exploring. There is also the Symonds Yat West Leisure Park where you can view a number of wildlife while enjoying the great out of door.

If you are looking for a few more active activities the Wye River and other ponds and pools offer some fun for the dedicated fisherman, and you can also enjoy canoeing or walking along the river spotting various wildlife and enjoying the beauty.

Annual Events

To really join in on some of the fun that Ross-on-Wye has to offer, then planning your vacation for the spring and summer months is grand idea. May offers a couple of fun fayres the Beer and Cider festival held at the beginning of the month and the May Fayre during the May bank holiday.

July offers the Wetland Steam rally and August is usually the time when Ross-on-Wye holds their annual international music festival with musicians from genre of music entertaining the public by the beautiful Wye river.

After Dark

Evening activities in Ross-On-Wye is as wholesome as the day time activities with a visit to one of the local pubs being the highlight of most evenings. There are some great pubs and restaurants to visit and you might one to stop in for an evening of entertainment at one of these rural hot spots:

  • Eagle Inn-The eagle inn is a traditional pub with a modern look about it and entertainment includes a jukebox and pool table.
  • Hope And Anchor- The Hope and Anchor not only offers a tasty cold ale, but a variety of different entertainment to enjoy. The last Friday of the month is karoke where you can get up and sing your heart out, or simply let others provide the entertainment. Sunday is quizz night and there are some great prizes on offer. Of course this pub also has a pool table and darts and there is live music once a month throughout the summer.
  • Squirrel Restaurant and Grill- If you enjoy a cozy dinner then the small 20 plus seat Squirrel restaurant and grill should increase your enjoyment of your vacation as this little gem offers great food, and ample portions.

Ross-On-Wye is the perfect place for those looking to vacation off the beaten path while enjoying a wide range of wholesome activities.


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