Chester is a genuine Roman city, built four-square, within walls, which remain to this day.
Near which is Leeswood, seat of J. W. Egton, Esq., and Plas Newydd, the Marquis of Anglesea’s; thence we soon reach Llong, near which is a tower, the old three-storied and machicolated seat of the Wynnes, where the Mayor of Chester was murdered by the Welsh Prince Reinallt in 1475.
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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.