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wye valley scenic river festival Ross-on-Wye
& Symonds Yat
john kyrle carnival activities aonb wildlife
With its spectacular scenery and panoramas Ross-on-Wye is the ideal destination to explore South Herefordshire and The Wye Valley. With easy access to the Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat your stay will be filled with activities and adventure.
Birthplace of Tourism
Hailed as the birthplace of tourism in 1745, flourishing Ross-on-Wye with its distinctive 16thC Market House exudes history and tradition. A stunning viewpoint is The Prospect at St Mary’s Churchyard, created by benefactor and philanthropist John Kyrle, later known as the Man of Ross.
The bustling high street is home to
some wonderful independent retailers including specialist food outlet Field Fayre Organics. Outside the town you will find Labels, the famous shopping destination home to over 200 big brands,
with its excellent seafood bar, delicious farm shop and café.
Rich in art and culture culture the fine arts and quality crafts from local artists make souvenir shopping a joy and look for the famous metal sculptures created by renowned international artist and resident Walenty Pytel which adorn the area.
Traditional celebrations include music and cider festivals, the annual rowing regatta and the famous carnival with its splendid display of floats and entertainment.
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