ROADS will be closes and parking restrictions will be in force in Ross-on-Wye today (Tuesday) as royalty pays a visit to the town.

Prince Charles will visit the south Herefordshire town as the Gilpin 2020 Festival is opened, and the Hereford Times will be covering the day live on this website.

The town council said parking is likely to be in high demand and alternative routes to the ones closed may be congested, so advise to not drive into town between 9am and 2pm where possible.

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Roads will be closed in Ross-on-Wye tomorrow as Prince Charles visits the town. Photo: Herefordshire Council/Balfour Beatty Living Places

New Street (Corn Exchange) car park will be closed for the day, but the owners of the Chase Hotel have agreed to open the hotel's car park between 9am and 3.45pm.

On street parking restrictions will be in force in New Street, Broad Street, High Street and Alton Street, from Walford Road to Merrivale Lane.

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Broad Street and New Street will be closed to traffic from 9am, and Palace Pound will be closed from 10.30am.

Copse Cross Street will be shut to northbound traffic from 10.30am, but traffic along Gloucester Road will be able to exit northbound towards Walford.

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Northbound traffic from Walford Road will be diverted via Alton Street.

Road closures are expected to be lifted by 4pm at the latest, according to the town council.