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.
Here is situated Hartlebury Castle, for many centuries the residence of the Bishops of Worcester, which was reduced in the time of the Commonwealth, and rebuilt by Bishop Hough. The library of Bishop Hurd, together with some of Pope and Warburton’s books, are at the castle.
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Hereford, stands at a military Ford on the Wye, which King Harold protected by a castle, the site of which, at Castle Green, is now occupied by the Nelson Column.
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.