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Some Background on The Ross Gazette

Ross-on-Wye is an historic market town described as “the jewel in the crown of Herefordshire”. It has easy access to the Midlands and South Wales. A thriving forward-thinking town needs a local newspaper such as The Ross Gazette to reflect the life within it.

The Ross Gazette has always been at the heart of the local community supported by local families for generations, it appeals to all age groups. In its role as the Town’s weekly newspaper, it has served the area around Ross-on-Wye for almost 150 years. The very first one was printed on January 2nd 1867.

The Town offers a huge selection of venues for eating out, and is the perfect starting point for those seeking to explore the Wye Valley, Herefordshire and Wales. Walks by the riverside can be enjoyed in all seasons including the chill of winter. In summer, visitors join the townspeople to enjoy the fun of the carnival as it winds its way through the picturesque streets and wile away long summer evenings with a picnic or barbecue listening to concerts by the river and sitting watching river-life from the pub gardens.

Ross is home to a variety of exceptionally good niche shops offering a fantastic range of exciting and ‘different’ gifts. The much-visited Heritage Centre hosts frequent craft fairs, a showcase for the wealth of local arts and handicrafts, as well as fun workshops for children. On Thursdays and Saturdays the market town atmosphere comes into its own. Ross bustles with people eager to buy a variety of different items from fish to flowers, and from books to bread.

Side by side with the high street names are antique, gift shops, established butchers and green-grocers selling local produce. - More national companies are coming to Ross, aware of the growth potential as the town opens up to more housing and light industry, and the promise of a thriving future under the new plans for Herefordshire.