Cathedral city, seaport, and parliamentary borough in Gloucestershire 118 miles from London.
This little village has become of some notoriety from the discovery of two caverns in its vicinity, one called the Stalactite, and the other the Bone Cave, which attract a great number of visitors. Locking and Hatton adjacent, with their antiquated churches – the cavern of Wokey, and the Chees – celebrated cliffs of Cheddar, are all worth visiting.
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Chepstow is a market town, in the county of Monmouth, situated near the mouth of the river Wye. The town is large and has within the last few years been much improved.
Here are the fine remains of the castle built in the 14th century. The Marquis of Worcester defended it for four years against the Parliament: it is now a most picturesque ruin.