Ross-on-Wye Town and River

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Ross-on-Wye is situated on a high sandstone cliff overlooking a large loop in the River Wye. The town consists of Tudor timbered houses clustered around the 17th Century sandstone Market Hall.

The walk takes you on a tour of the town, visiting many attractions along the way including the Market Hall, Gazebo Tower, the Old Jail and St Mary's Church, with its high spire which can be seen for miles around. Undoubtedly the River Wye makes the town all the more beautiful and the second part of the walk follows the river around the loop on which the town sits. There is an optional extension on this part of the walk to cross Wilton Bridge and completely encircle Wilton Castle. The castle was built in the 12th Century, but is now in ruins, with the main structure still standing to battlement height. A privately owned house was built in the middle of the 19th Century where the keep and gatehouse had been.

England - Central England - Herefordshire - Wye Valley

Features

Cafe, Castle, Church, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets
07/07/2012 - kevin Hartley

Completed this walk 23/6/12. Very interesting, with good views over the river Wye. Thanks Sean.

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