Coach Holidays to Ross-on-wye – Perched dramatically above the River Wye, Ross is the southern gateway to Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Often described as the birthplace of modern tourism, Ross-on-Wye was the location chosen by Reverend Gilpin for his Picturesque Wye Tour, established in the 17th century.
For the best views of the surrounding countryside, pay a visit to The Prospect viewpoint in St Mary’s Churchyard. From here you can take in the River Wye’s horseshoe bend and the stunning south Herefordshire farmland.
A clear day offers views across to the Malverns in the east and Black Mountains in the west and May Hill just over the border into Gloucestershire.
In the centre of Ross, look our for the elaborate plaque dedicated to Sir John Kyrle, known as the Man od Ross, who brought clean water and sanitation to the town in the 17th century. There are also regular markets around the 17th century sandstone market house building, and a wealth of interesting independent shops selling everything from food and furniture to clothes and of course holiday souvenirs.
We use the Penyard House Hotel, in the village of Penyard, a short distance from Ross on Wye with regular bus service.