Chester is a genuine Roman city, built four-square, within walls, which remain to this day.
Situated on Watts’ Dyke and the Alyn, over which there is an old bridge, has the ruins of a castle where Queen Eleanor (Edward I.‘s wife) remained on her way to Carnarvon. Hope church contains the Trevor’s tombs.
In the vicinity are the borough of Caergwrle, with a population of 844, who return one member; Plas Tey, seat of C. Trevor, Esq., and Bryn Yorkyn, E. Yonge, Esq.
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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.
Llangollen lies in the hollow of the Dee, and being the first glimpse of peculiar mountain scenery, it is indebted to this as much as to its own character for the celebrity it enjoys.