Cathedral city, seaport, and parliamentary borough in Gloucestershire 118 miles from London.
This town is the largest in the county, with the exception of Salisbury. It has a population of 9,626, and is situated on the river Ware. The church is large and highly decorated. It is one of the largest clothing towns in the west of England. Leland says of it, in his time even, “it flourisheth by drapery.” Crabbe, the poet, was rector here. George Keats, the poet, was a native. Ruins Farley Castle (3½ miles) are very picturesque. A short branch here turns off to Bradford.
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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.
Not only renowned for its antiquity and waters, but Bath is one of the best built cities in the United Kingdom.