The seat of her majesty the Queen, and of her ancestors from the period of the Conquest. Eton College also is within a short distance.
This station is on the edge of a most romantic tract of country that once stretched along the whole extent of the county here called St. Leonard’s Forest. It is very elevated, and commands many a woodland prospect. The line skirts a considerable portion of the estate to the left; the point of its recession indicates our near approach to Horsham.
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Nature has eminently favoured this town by the salubrity of its air, the potency of its mineral springs, and the adjacent appendages of romantic and agreeable scenery.
Hampton Court stands on the north bank of the Thames, about twelve miles from London. Numerous sovereigns have made it their temporary abode; and the last who resided here were George II. and his Queen.