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Guide to Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye is a market town in south eastern Herefordshire, on the northern edge of Forest of Dean. It has a population of around 10,700 and is located on the River Wye. The town is well-known for its idyllic streets, independent shops and market hall, situated in the market square. Markets are held every Thursday and Saturday at the town centre’s Market House building, the upper floor of which is home to a local arts and crafts facility. Ross-on-Wye has a public garden known as The Prospect, which offers picturesque views of the River Wye, as well as scenic views that stretch as far as the Black Mountains. Visitors can also explore the ruins of Wilton Castle, located to the west of Ross-on-Wye.

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The nearest train station to Ross-on-Wye is Ledbury, which lies on the Cotswold line. There is a good bus connection between Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester, which is an important interchange station on the National Rail network. The M5 is a 25-minute drive away from the town and there are hourly buses to Gloucester and Hereford. Schools in the area include Ashfield Park Primary School, Brampton Abbots Church of England and St Joseph’s RC, as well as John Kyrle High School. Ross-on-Wye has both men’s and women’s hockey clubs and is home to Ross-on-Wye Cricket Club, the local cricket club. The U15s are Herefordshire county champions in the sport. The town’s rowing club has members that compete in regattas across the UK, and their running team, Ross Running, meets twice a week. Ross Rugby Club have an expanding junior section, as well as two adult sides.

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