is the chief town of manchester
parish, Jamaica's mountain resort,
the island's largest urban center.
The town was laid out in 1816
and many of the original buildings
can still be seen. Although only
64 miles (103km) from Kingston,
Mandeville has a charm - and a
climate - all of its own, as if
it has been sheltered against
al the developments in the capital
and around the coast. It has a
town square, parish church and
clock tower, and many large, elegant
early nineteenth-century houses
to see along the winding streets.
The square is more like a village
green and Mandeville has been
described as the most English
town on Jamaica.
on the Manchester plateau
2000 feet above sea-level,
Mandeville is a cool,
clean, rural Jamaican