Chester is a genuine Roman city, built four-square, within walls, which remain to this day.
The village of Baschurch is of great antiquity, and its salubrity and general cleanliness render it a desirable place of residence. It has an old British fortress, with a fine prospect from Ness Cliff.
The British prince, Cynddylan, was buried here.
One mile distant to the left of the line is Boreaton Park, and in the same direction the pretty little village of Ruyton, formerly one of the “Eleven Towns,” with some remains of an old castle. In the same direction (4 miles) is the site of the old castle of the l’Estranges at Knockin.
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Ludlow is a parliamentary borough, standing on a beautiful bend of the Teme, in Shropshire, but close to the borders of Herefordshire, from which the river divides it.
This fine old capital of Shropshire, and parliamentary town, is 42 miles beyond Birmingham, 161¾ miles from London by the North Western (or 171 via Birmingham), and 171 by the Great Western.