The 16th century Market House, Ross-on-Wye, focal point of the riverside town.


One of the oldest buildings in Ross on Wye, the Market House, was built between 1650 and 1654 replacing the older, probably wooden Booth Hall. It has its origins in the 12th century when King Stephen granted Ross the right to hold a market in the area which stimulated the economy and encouraged trade.

The Market House has undergone extensive renovation since its build date.  The clock tower was an addition to the building and dates from the 18th century. Today, regular markets are still held under and in front of the Market House.

On the second floor, the Market House now houses Made In Ross,  high-quality arts and crafts made by local people. There is a wide range of affordable items ranging from cards to large paintings, with much more in between such as wooden pieces, mosaics, knitted items, jewellery and of course pottery. Everyone is welcome to come in and have a browse. The Market House is now open from 10am to 4pm every day of the week.

Out and about around Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye is rightly regarded as being the ideal holiday centre to explore the Wye Valley, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and as far as Monmouthshire in Wales. From cider making to arts and crafts, from the industrial legacy of the Forest of Dean and its woods and hills to its towns and villages- all are within striking distance of the town.

There are castles, abbeys, adventure experiences, walking and cycling routes, museums, a film trail (Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Game Of Thrones, for example) and a host of things to do and explore.

To find out more about the region check with the neighbouring tourism association websites.


Ross-on-Wye Tourism Association has now joined forces with Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Eat, Sleep, Live Herefordshire

Visit Herefordshire

Ross-on-Wye Civic Society

Tourist information sites in the town

The Ross-on-Wye Tourism Association (RTA) has set up Tourist Information Sites (TIS) inside existing businesses located around the town.The strategically positioned TISs mark a major initiative to attract holidaymakers, visitors and business travellers to the riverside town.

Window posters will identify the locations within which visitors will find a town map, leaflets, information about where to go and what to do to make the most enjoyable use of their time and a list of accommodation.

Locations are: Mandy Moo’s, 9 Cantilupe Road, Ross Information Service at Made in Ross (situated on the first floor of the Market House); ; Hope Treasures café, next to the Hope and Anchor at the Wye Street riverside, Raglan House Café and Guest House, 17, Broad Street, Truffles, 46 High Street, Loved Again Furniture, 36 Broad Street and Larruperz Centre, Grammar School Close (near Morrisons).

BBC’s COUNTRYFILE loves Herefordshire

Front cover of the BBC’s flagship country life programme magazine features a spectacular photograph of the River Wye in Herefordshire. Ross-on-Wye, the birthplace of British tourism, is at the epicentre of tourism in the region and is regarded as being the ideal place to stay whilst exploring the nearby glories of the county and nearby counties. Discover the beauty of the Wye Valley and the delights of Britain’s most popular market town for yourselves.