place for information on Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley
- GATEWAY TO THE WYE VALLEY
between the cities of Hereford
and known as the 'Gateway to the Wye
Valley', Ross-on-Wye was the birth place of British tourism.
Over looking the River Wye, the ancient market town has attracted
visitors since the 18th Century, who came to escape the industry
of the cities and enjoy the scenic
Wye Valley and its surrounding countryside. Local tourism began
when the rector, Doctor John Egerton started taking friends on
boat trips along the river to enjoy the local scenery, castles
and abbey. In 1782, William Gilpin's book, 'Observations on the
River Wye' was published - the first illustrated tour guide of
its kind in Britain.
to this day, still an excellent base for those wishing to explore
the Wye Valley
and Forest of Dean.
In Ross-on-Wye itself, the visitor will find plenty to do and many
interest, including the Parish
Church of St. Mary's, Ross
Market Building (now the Heritage
Centre) and many more.
PHOTOGRAPHIC STREET MAP OF ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN CENTRE
CLICK A STREET NAME TO SEE THAT STREET
- SCENIC, ROAD NAVIGATION INFO AND EVENT VIDEOS
THE WHOLE TOWN OF ROSS-ON-WYE FROM THE AIR
view of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire - Gateway to the Wye Valley.