Ross-on-Wye, South Herefordshire, England.
The spire of St Mary’s Church has shaped the skyline of the smalll market town of Ross-on-Wye for over 700 years. Perched dramatically above the River Wye, the town serves as the southern gateway to Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.
The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB; Welsh: Dyffryn Gwy) is an internationally important protected landscape straddling the border between England and Wales. It is one of the most dramatic and scenic landscape areas in southern Britain.
The natural beauty of the Wye Valley has attracted writers, poets, artists and those seeking the picturesque views. Nearby is the world-famous beauty spot of Symonds Yat. Here the river has carved a dramatic gorge through towering limestone cliffs that are home to a myriad of birds including the rare peregrine falcon.