Snoozy little Ross-on-Wye, which perches prettily on a red sandstone bluff over a kink in the River Wye, is a placid place to rest before or after exertions in the beautiful countryside that surrounds it. The town sparks to life in mid-August, when the International Festival brings fireworks, raft races, music and street theatre.
The salmon-pink 17th-century Market House sits atop its weathered sandstone columns in the Market Place. It still shelters the small market in a motherly fashion. It contains a Heritage Centre (