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Bradshaw’s Guide

Gobowen Junction

At this place we cross Watt’s Dyke one of the huge ramparts erected or raised by the Mercian Saxons as a defence against the Britons.

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Places nearby

  • Cheshire : Chester

    Chester is a genuine Roman city, built four-square, within walls, which remain to this day.

  • Shropshire : Shrewsbury

    This fine old capital of Shropshire, and parliamentary town, is 42 miles beyond Birmingham.

  • Denbighshire : Denbigh

    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.