The 16th century Market House is one of the oldest buildings in the centre of Ross-on-Wye and is focal point of the riverside town.
Built between 1650 and 1654 replacing the older, probably wooden Booth Hall, it has its origins in the 12th century when King Stephen granted the town the right to hold a market in the area which stimulated the economy and encouraged trade.
On the upper floor of the Market House is the Made In Ross gallery where you can view and buy 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 daily from 10am to 4pm.
Twice-weekly markets are held in and around the Market House on Thursdays and Saturdays where local traders come to sell their goods and produce. The markets are very popular and well attended by shoppers attracted by the wide variety of items on sale. Further details are available on Ross-on-Wye Town Council’s website here.
Tourist Information Centres
There are three official Tourist Information Centres in Ross-on-Wye where you can pick up leaflets or information on the town and surrounding areas: