Cheltenham takes its name from the river Chelt, and is celebrated for its medicinal waters. It has been for the last sixty years one of the most elegant and fashionable watering places in England.
This is the ancient seat of the Scudamore family, now in the possession of Sir E. F. Scudamore Stanhope, Bart, The mansion and grounds excite much interest, having a good picture gallery, and a giant pear tree, covering a quarter of an acre. Here Pope wrote the “Man of Ross.”
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A cathedral city, capital of the county, on the Severn, and the Bristol and Birmingham Railway, 114 miles from London.
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.