Ross-on-Wye

John Kyrle High School is located in the town of Ross-on-Wye, which is situated in the County of Herefordshire in the West Midlands.

About Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye in the county of Herefordshire is a beautiful market town situated on the River Wye and close to the Forest of Dean. The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean are popular tourist destinations.

Ross-on-Wye High Street

The spectacular surrounding countryside and picturesque village atmosphere of Ross-on-Wye, with its impressive 17th century Market Hall and Tudor timbered houses, is picture postcard material.

The dramatic setting of Ross-on-Wye belies the friendliness of a town that has restored the spirits of world-weary travellers for centuries.

The town has a mock gothic style to its architecture. In the past, Ross has benefited from generous town folk who, in the 16th and 17th centuries, helped set up schools, charities and hospitals. In 1821 Ross consisted of just under 3000 citizens in 600 dwellings.

An agricultural community, it became an important place for the nearby farms and villages to trade their produce.

The Market House still holds markets twice a week and agriculture still plays an important role today, although tourism has become one of the main sources of income for the town. There are some excellent shops ranging from small craft shops to some of the larger high street chains.