Located on the Welsh borders and known simply as Ross until its official name change in 1931, Ross-on-Wye rises from the banks of the River Wye. This historic but thriving market town has plenty to offer, not least its historical past and the splendor of its location. The small and often unique stores are an extra bonus.
|St Mary's Church|
A well known landmark is St Mary's Church, which stands at one of the highest points; its tall spire, stretching up in excess of 200 feet, towers above the town and is visible from miles around. A sad but interesting feature within the churchyard is the Plague Cross. It marks the graves of approximately 300 local people who are believed to have been buried by night and without coffins during the plague in 1637.
Near to the church is a public garden created by John Kyrle, named The Prospect. From here, you can savor wonderful views of the bend in the River Wye known as the 'horseshoe'. You are also able to see the Black Mountains in the distance as well as, to the west, the remains of Wilton Castle. One, among many, beautiful features of The Prospect, is a carved stone gateway known as 'Kyrle's Gateway' which was built in 1700 and joins the garden to the churchyard.
A building known as Tudor House is one of the impressive black and white half-timbered houses in Ross-on-Wye. Another is the Man of Ross House where the town's benefactor, John Kyrle, once lived. The Rudhall Almshouses, next to the church, are also Tudor-fronted.
|Gothic Style Tower|
|Peaceful Riverside Walks|
|Easy to find your way around Ross-on-Wye|
Entrance to Prospect Walk Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
|Views from A Hotel in Ross-on-Wye|
|Plenty of River Side Pubs for Accommodation in Ross-on-Wye, Real Ale and Good Food|