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About Ross
The historic market town of Ross-on-Wye stands high on a sandstone bluff overlooking a horseshoe bend in the River Wye. The view is dominated by the spire of St Mary's Church which dates back to the 13th Century and has many interesting features.
From the nearby Prospect Gardens, a wonderful panorama looks from the meadows of the River Wye across rolling Herefordshire countryside to the Black Mountains. The town, an accredited Walkers are Welcome Town, provides an ideal base for exploring these beautiful surroundings.
The 16th Century Market House provides a gallery for local craftsmen. It is open from daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Underneath and on the market apron, markets are held on Thursday and Saturday, with regular, additional events and antique, craft, continental and farmers' markets.
There are numerous places to eat in the town offering a wide variety of foods. You can relax in a restaurant serving Mediterranian or Oriental cuisine, in a hotel restaurant or in a traditional tea shop. There are fast food outlets, Pub Grub, coffee shops and pavement cafés.
Ross, with its Fairtrade Town status, takes a pride in its interesting, independent shops. There are galleries, craft shops, book shops, boutiques, antique and gift shops as well specialist shops, including an old fashioned sweet shop and two large ironmonger and tool shops.