This wonderful English Heritage site is a must-see for visitors.
Located in an elevated position with panoramic views of the countryside and the River Wye, this imposing castle has amazing ramparts and towers that are open to visitors.
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Holmes was wearing the soon-to-be-famous deerstalker cap, described by Doyle as a close-fitting cloth cap.
In a later story, Silver Blaze (SILV) the (almost) same illustration appears, and Doyle described Holmes as wearing his ear-flapped travelling-cap.
The deerstalker and cape would never have been worn in town (London) but were suitable attire for the “country” which was the setting for both SILV and BOSC.
If scenery that leaves you breathless is your thing, then a stop at The Prospect viewpoint in St Mary’s Churchyard in Ross or a stroll along part of the Wye Valley Walk is a must.
Take in the River Wye’s horseshoe bend and the stunning south Herefordshire countryside.
Bishopswood House, Bishopswood (our sister venue) Relax and recuperate basking in the opulence of the house and the great feeling of space and calm that it brings.
Feel invigorated in the seemingly never-ending countryside of the grounds and estate. Contact: Jenny Freeman 01594 542485 Bishopswood House, Bishopswood, Nr.
Ross-on-Wye boasts the first purpose-built tourist hotel in England, standing proud on the sandstone cliff overlooking the River Wye horseshoe bend.
Hailed as the birthplace of modern tourism, Ross-on-Wye was central to the 18th century Reverend Gilpin spotting a great opportunity and then establishing The Picturesque Wye Tour.
There’s a rich local history in these ‘ere parts with the 17th century Market House in the very centre of Ross still sheltering twice-weekly markets beneath its sandstone arches.