Chester is a genuine Roman city, built four-square, within walls, which remain to this day.
This town contains a population of 3,735, – who return one member – employed in the cotton factories and mines, three bridges, county hall for assizes, by Jones; school, mills, new market, St. Mary’s church, a fine edifice of the time of Henry VII., with a new font, by Archdeacon Clough; and tombs of Bishop Wharton, Davies of Llannerch, Wynn, the painter, and several tumuli. In the vicinity are a large earthwork, Bailey Hill, from which an extensive view may be obtained; Ruel, seat of Colonel Phillips; Merquis, Miss Griffiths; Hartsheath, Peutre, and Gwysaney.
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The ancient town of Conway is within the wall that were erected at the same time as the castle. Although not a manufacturing town, it has always been a place of some importance.
This delightful place has now become one of great importance as a summer resort. It is situated 3½ miles from Conway, on a promontory between the Bays of Conway and Llandudno.