Chester is a genuine Roman city, built four-square, within walls, which remain to this day.
The beautiful ravine, Nant-y-fridd, and the ruins of Caergwrh Castle, originally a British post, which defended the neighbourhood, may be visited from this.
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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.