Chester is a genuine Roman city, built four-square, within walls, which remain to this day.
The village of Ruabon is most pleasantly situated, and there are mansions, iron and coal works in the neighbourhood. Ruabon Church is well worthy of a visit. It contains several fine monuments, particularly one to the memory of Sir Watkin Wm. Wynne, Bart., which is much admired.
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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.
The situation of this town from a distance is very imposing, lying as it does on the side of a rocky eminence, the top of which is crowned with the ruins of a castle founded in the reign of Edward I.