Gallery 54 - Ross on..
Contemporary abstract art, ceramics and glassware
Cleeve Orchard Cider..
Artisan maker of Little Owl cider from the last orchard in Ross on Wye
Ross on Wye
Ross-on-Wye is a small market town in southeastern Herefordshire, England, located on the River Wye, and on the northern edge of the Forest of Dean.
Known as the birthplace of the British tourist industry. In 1745, the rector, Dr John Egerton, started taking friends on boat trips down the Valley from the rectory at Ross. The Wye Valley's particular attraction was its river scenery, its landscapes, and its castles and abbeys, which were accessible to fashionable seekers of the "Picturesque". In 1782, William Gilpin's book "Observations on the River Wye" was published, the first illustrated tour guide to be published in Britain. By 1850 more than 20 visitors had published their own accounts of the Wye Tour, and the area was established as a tourist area.
Regular Thursday and Saturday markets are held at the Market House building in the town centre, built between 1650 and 1654 replacing an older, probably wooden building.
ShopsThe town is known for its antique shops, market square with its market hall and large number of public houses.
The 700 year old parish church of St. Mary's is the town's most prominent landmark and its tall pointed spire is visible when approaching the town from all directions. The church holds several distinctive tombs, one of which – that of a certain William Rudhall (d.1530) – is one of the last great alabaster sculptures from the specialist masons of Nottingham, whose work was prized across medieval Europe. Another tomb is of John Kyrle, a prominent figure in 18th century Ross, whose name is now given to the town's secondary school.
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