A travel influencer who visited Ross in September has described the town as a “beautiful town.”

Ewelina Makau, @wander_linaa, is a high profile traveller on Instagram who posts photos about picturesque towns and cities around Europe for her 148,000 followers to see. 

She often collaborates with high profile brands, luxury hotels and travel operators in the hospitality industry including Handpicked Hotels and retailer Son de Flor. 

Ross-on-Wye Town Council as offered the opportunity to collaborate with Ewelina through its membership with the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tourism. The town council jumped at the opportunity to profile some of the best highlights that visitors can enjoy over a weekend in and around Ross. 

Her stay also coincided with the Equinox Festival weekend in September, and she and her husband enjoyed the itinerary which included participating in the festival’s yoga workshop, enjoying the live world music programme plus accommodation at The Royal Hotel, a wine tasting and tour at Wythall Estate Vineyard, lunch at Tweet Bar & Kitchen, dinner at No 3 restaurant and a house tour of Hellens Manor in Much Marcle. 

Ewelina commented: “My husband and I were really looking forward to experiencing such a lovely itinerary organised by the town council- we loved the yoga, wine tasting, food, drink and lie music at the Equinox Festival and everyone was so friendly. 

“We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back to explore more of this beautiful town!”

Her instagram photos of Ross-on-Wye received more than 1,600 likes and one of her reels received more than 13,000 views. 

Jane Mainey, Tourism and Marketing Manager for Ross-on-Wye Town Council commented: “I’m delighted that Ewelina enjoyed her stay in Ross-on-Wye and the diverse programme of activities and events that we organised for her. 

“Ross-on-Wye, the birthplace of tourism, has so much to offer visitors and we are always keen to promote the town through a diverse programme of marketing and publicity campaigns. We are very grateful to Rebbecca Clay, Head of Tourism for Forest of Dean & Wye Valley for her support and for arranging Ewelina’s visit.”