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Top Choice Bakery in Ross

Ross Village Bakery

Overdose on savoury carbs, pies and astonishingly tall vanilla slices, plus virtuous soups and salads of all kinds. The owners get up before dawn every day to set the 1860 wood oven blazing. Wood-fired pizzas on Sat…
Bridge in Ross

Ross Bridge

The oft-photographed 1836 Ross Bridge is the third-oldest bridge in Australia. Designed by colonial architect John Lee Archer, it was built by two convict stonemasons, Messrs Colbeck and Herbert, who were granted pa…
Cafe in Ross

Bakery 31

Home to the Tasmanian Scallop Pie Company, this chipper Ross bakery is a fair way from the coast…but reserve your cynicism and wolf down an excellent curried-scallop pie for lunch. All-day breakfasts and agricultura…
Landmark in Ross

Four Corners of Ross

The crossroads in the middle of town is known as the Four Corners of Ross, potentially leading your soul in one of four directions: temptation (the Ross Hotel), salvation (the Catholic Church), re-creation (the town…
Pub Food in Ross

Ross Hotel

Dinner options in Ross are scant, but the town’s heritage pub offers an old-school menu, including crumbed scallops, roast o' the day and homemade damper with garlic butter. If it's sunny there's a beer garden out t…
Historic Site in Ross

Ross Female Factory

This barren site was once one of Tasmania’s five female-convict prisons (the others were in Hobart, Launceston, George Town and Cascades on the Tasman Peninsula). Only one cottage remains, full of interesting histor…
Museum in Ross

Tasmanian Wool Centre

This place houses a sheep-centric museum, the town visitor centre and a craft shop. The museum focuses on convict times and the Australian wool industry, with samples of wool to feel (so thick and greasy!) and wooll…
Church in Ross

Uniting Church

A prominent hilltop beacon on an eponymous street, the Uniting Church is one of Ross' notable historic buildings. Formerly the Methodist Church, it opened in 1885, built from stone from the local Beaufront quarries.
Historic Building in Ross

Scotch Thistle Inn

The Scotch Thistle Inn was built in the early 1830s but is a pub no more (it's now an accommodation business). It's still worth a look as you wander along the main street.
Historic Building in Ross

Barracks

The 1830 barracks near the bridge – recently restored by the National Trust and now a private residence – is one of the many notable historic edifices around town.