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.
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
Ross was the first Market Town to get Broadband due to the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce to raise the profile of the area to businesses.
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