Ross-on-Wye

Introduction

Ross on Wye nestles in the South Herefordshire countryside and is an ancient town with panoramic views overlooking the River Wye. The town sits on a high on a sandstone cliff and has peaceful gardens and excellent walks beside the River.

Ross has a long and varied history and first appears in records of 1016 and has a 13th Century Church and a Market House from the 17th Century. Ross-on-Wye boasts to having been one of the first recorded attempts to beautify a town for the benefit of its residents.

Originally it was known as "Ross" but became "Ross-on-Wye" in 1931 due to confusion with other places of the same or similar name. Ross-on-Wye came into the forefront of British tourism when it became a part of the Wye Tour and it remains a popular tourist centre right up to the present day.



Credits

Many of the details and photos on Ross-on-Wye have been kindly donated; many thanks to all who have contributed to date.


A fact about Ross

Pink Floyd in Ross

In 1967 Pink Floyd turned up to play the Top Spot Ballroom (which is now Jacqueline's). The venue had hosted other top 60s bands but according to a fans who was at the gig, Pink Floyd were thrown off stage because they refused to reduce the volume on their equipment; apparently Herefordshire wasn't quite ready for Pink Floyd.



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