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.
Ditchley (2 miles), Lord Dillon, was the birthplace of the notorious Lord Rochester. Near it is Kiddington, with an old church, of which Wharton was rector. 6 miles distant is Heythorpe, another seat of the Duke of Beaufort. Glympton, on the river Gline, E. Way, Esq. From this station Wychwood Forest, (a fine wooded track of much sylvan beauty) soon to be reclaimed, may be visited. Warton the poet has immortalised the scenery about here.
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Banbury is situated on the river Cherwell; the navigable canal from Coventry to Oxford passes by this town.
Oxford is the capital of the rich midland county of the same name, and one of the most ancient cities of England.