Budget Friendly Accommodation in Herefordshire UK
The ancient town of Ross on Wye is steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the Malverns in the east and Black Mountains to the west. This small market town in South East Herefordshire, England, is located on the meandering River Wye and close to the Forest of Dean.
There is such a variety of things to do why not extend your visit to a long weekend or a relaxing mid-week break. Stay in one of the many delightful cosy b&b’s and guest houses or local hotels and enjoy the scenery and heritage of the area.
Places to stay in the city center are a great location for exploring The Wye Valley, Black Mountains, Tintern Abbey and Symonds Yat. Ross-on-Wye itself has a variety of international restaurants, artisan shops and a weekly farmers market.
Cheapest deals in Town Centre
Some of the best hotels and bed and breakfast establishments in the area offer cheap rates during the quiet times of the year. The Chase Hotel is a period property and within easy walking distance to the main town centre, surrounded by 11 acres of well kept grounds it offers a peaceful setting.
Guests can dine in the hotel’s restaurant or bar and in good weather sit out on the lovely terrace.
Another period property is Penyard House hotel which also features a garden terrace, as well as a well equipped fitness centre and on-site restaurant. Rooms have flat screen TVs, private bathrooms and free toiletries. The Royal Hotel offers over 40 stylish rooms with top rated facilities including a rooftop terrace not to be missed. Make the most of their free continental breakfast.
A short walk from the Penyard House hotel takes you to St Mary’s Church and Wilton Castle. Alternatively stay at Inn on the Wye, a traditional English country inn that looks out over the river to the ruins of Goodrich Castle. Its bright airy rooms are reasonably priced and some rooms have four poster beds. The budget priced Premier Inn chain has a hotel in Ross on Wye which provides good facilities such as free parking, free Wi-Fi and large modern rooms. The Travellers’ Rest Beefeater is conveniently next door where a tasty meal can be ordered throughout the day.
Tudor timbered houses and 17th century Market Hall
Ross on Weye is a popular tourist destination, the Tudor timbered houses and impressive 17th century Market Hall give the town a picturesque quality. Sitting dramatically above the river, its 700 year old church spire shapes the skyline and from St Mary’s churchyard there are wonderful views out over the lush green scenery below.
Close by is the well known beauty spot of Symonds Yat where the River Wye has carved a dramatic gorge through the limestone to create towering cliffs. A bird watchers paradise, as the cliffs are home to a whole variety of birds including the rare peregrine falcon. The fascinating history of the area dates as far back to prehistoric times and many historical artefacts have been discovered from nearby Medieval castles, Neolithic settlements and Roman forts.
Within easy reach of the town are the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester all well worth exploring. Ross on Wye hosts the International Music Festival each year in August, held on the banks of the River Wye and creates a real buzz with many world famous artists performing.
Tourist Attractions and Sigths nearby
(Goodrich, HR9 6HY England UK)
Goodrich Castle is a beautiful castle, well worth a visit. The towers are fully accessible and offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
(Symonds Yat West, HR9 6DA England UK)
Second largest butterfly zoo in Britain, next door to the Hedge Puzzle. They have a huge variety of colourful butterflies. A great day out for all ages.
(The Rectory, Church Street, Herefordshire HR9 5HN, United Kingdom)
Wonderful and historic Parish Church with magnificent stained glass. There are also some very interesting figure tombs, and a statue dating from the English Civil War.
(Wilton, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6AD, England UK)
Small interesting castle but only open occasionally, so check before visiting. The enclosed courtyard is a great place for lovely tea and cakes.