Where is Rossett

Position of Rossett within the UK

So Where is Rossett?

Situated just over the Welsh Border almost equidistant between Chester and Wrexham

Rossett is located in some beautiful countryside through which there are plenty of good walks.

The landscape is essentially flat for some 10 miles to the east & north and hills rise almost immediately to the south and west.

The River Alyn runs from the north-west and around the south and east of the village before emptying into the River Dee some 5 miles away in the village of Holt.


Rossett is apparently made up of two words, hors or hros (horse) and set (settlement).

It has also been called Yr Orsedd "The High (or Judgement) Seat" - I think I remember that being on a finger post in Holt, years ago.

Others say that it may be a corruption of "Y Rhosydd" - the marsh or bog

You can find more Rossett History on this page and also details of Rossett's Listed Buildings here.


By Car
The A483 dual carriageway that links Chester (6 miles) to Wrexham (5 miles) runs within half a mile of the village and there is a slip road to get on and off the dual-carriageway at the southern end of Rossett.

The old main road, now the B5454, between Chester & Wrexham still runs through the village.
The B5102 links Rossett to the A534, Wrexham to Nantwich road, at Holt some 4 miles to the east and to Llay, some 3 miles to the west.

By Bus
Rossett can be reached by Arriva bus number 1 from Wrexham or Chester.

By Train
Rossett no longer has its own railway station. The closest railway stations are at Chester or Wrexham

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