Hereford, stands at a military Ford on the Wye, which King Harold protected by a castle, the site of which, at Castle Green, is now occupied by the Nelson Column.
Pleasantly situated under the Bradnor Mountain. It has a little clothing trade, and a church, with a detached tower, its spire resembling three hollow cones, placed one above the other. Five miles north is the old border town of Presteign.
The tourist may now, if he please, avail himself of conveyances by which he may reach the sources of the Wye, Plinlimmon, and Aberystwith The route, laying through Radnor, with its old border castle of the Mortimers; by the glens and cascades of Radnor Forest to Rhayader, with its crags, and pools (full of fish), and old castles, and thence as described under the head of Brecon and Merthyr.
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Ross is situated on a rocky elevation on the east bank of the Wye. In the church are several monuments of the Rudhall family, one of whom opposed Cromwell in his siege of Hereford.
This interesting old place, of 4,621 inhabitants, stands among the Monmouthshire Hills, near the Sugar Loaf, Blorenge, and other peaks.