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Longford

Longford is 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Launceston and centre for the local farming district. Prior to European settlement the area was used by the Panninher band of the northern midlands. The town went through a number of names before settling on Longford in 1833. It sits at the confluence of the Macquarie and the South Esk rivers. You will see many convict-built houses and the farmers were provided with free convict labour and created grand reminders of their English heritage. Christ Church is the site of the First Settlers Cemetery and an arboretum was created that aspired to represent every tree mentioned in the Bible. Longford still has that bucolic air of a 19th century country village. Three early free-settler estates, Woolmers (1816), Panshangar (1821) and Brickendon (1824) were developed by the dynastic Archer family, who arrived in 1813 from Hertfordshire, and their descendants still farm the area today. Also, at Woolmers, which is regarded as the most authentic remaining example of an Australian pioneer farm, you can visit the National Rose Garden with more than 4,000 roses on display. Nearby are antique galleries, a good bakery, and art and craft shops, including one that specialises in dolls' houses and miniatures.

Longford

Longford: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Brickendon Historic Farm and Convict Village


Part of Tasmania's World Heritage Convict Sites, Brickendon Historic Farm and Convict Village is located just outside Longford, in northern Tasmania. Built by William Archer in 1824, the village is still owned by his descendents.
You have a rare chance to see the convict-built Gothic chapel, Dutch barns, chicken house, blacksmith shop and tool shed. There is a four hectare (10 acre) historic garden for you to explore. Close to the Georgian homestead there are garden beds featuring soft plantings of roses and perennials to complement the house's historic fa?ade. Walk along the paths to outlying features including the orchard and original shrubberies. You can experience the 'garden rooms', each with their own mood and ambience.
Stand beside the 1830s English and exotic trees including oaks, elms, cedars and pines, sourced throughout the world. Connect with the property's 19th Century beginnings as you walk along the carriageway Children will love feeding animals or trying their skill at gumboot tossing. Overnight guests at Brickendon can stay at a number of historic farm cottages and have free entry to all the attractions.
Longford is about a 20-minute drive (27 km) from Launceston.




236 Wellington Street
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 1.7K from Longford

Woolmers Estate (Attraction)


Woolmers Estate is Australia's finest example of a pioneer farm from the early 1800s and one of Tasmania's World Heritage Convict Sites. Woolmers was continuously occupied by the Archer family from around 1817 to 1994 and is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding examples of 19th century rural settlements in Australia.
The estate offers an insight into the social structure of a colonial pastoral estate. The collection of original buildings on Woolmers includes family accommodation, workers' cottages, a former chapel, blacksmith's shop, stables, bakehouse, pump house and gardener's cottage.
In addition to the architectural heritage, the site contains a wide range of collections acquired by the family over 180 years, providing a rare insight into six generations of one family. The combination of the historical collections, the buildings and the site itself represents a significant cultural resource . In late spring through to autumn there is an opportunity to walk through history with thousands of roses, representing the historical development of the rose in the southern hemisphere, ranging from the earliest European and Chinese roses through to varieties of the twenty first century.
Woolmers Estate offers guided tours through the main homestead and self-guided tours of the out-buildings.




658 Woolmers Lane
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 4.9K from Longford

Tasmanian Honey Company


Visit The Tasmanian Honey Company's gift shop and enjoy free tastings, in Perth, Northern Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Honey Company began in 1978 as the concept of Julian Wolfhagen, a beekeeper with a profound passion for Tasmania, its wild forests and the honey that they produce.
Today Julian employs more than a dozen staff and exports pure, beautifully packaged honey right around the world. The Tasmanian Honey Company's success has largely been built on a passion for, and a commitment to the production of wild and uncompromised leatherwood honey, which they like to think of as the distillate of the wilderness.
Julian was involved with bees as a child, however a re-acquaintance with bees and honey via a good bottle of mead shared around the fire on a cold winters night, planted an inspirational seed that was to grow into what is now the Tasmanian Honey Company. The business has thrived ever since.
Perth is a 17-minute drive (18 km) south of Launceston.




25A Main Road
Perth, TAS, 7300

Located 4.9K from Longford

Wildes Antiques at Robur House


Wildes Antiques at Robur House has a good selection of antique and collectibles and jewellery. We can arrange Tasmanian deliveries and postage Australia wide.
We have a sister store in Campbell Town and can find the item you are seeking.
We like to think ourselves as, affordable and having something for everyone with a huge range on offer.




98 Main Road
Perth, TAS, 7300

Located 4.9K from Longford

Longford: Events

Longford Market


The Longford Market is held at the Longford RSL, 78 Wellington St
A mix of Farmers market, produce, gifts, crafts and car boot sale for trash and treasure.
Held on the last Sunday of each month from 8am - 12 noon.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov
      30th Dec
2018
      27th Jan
      24th Feb
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      26th May


78 Wellington Street
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 0.1K from Longford

Exhibition: Small Wonders


The Christ Church Parish Hall will hold the Small Wonders Exhibition, a competition open to all artists, with a first prize of $1,000 for Best In Show, and a People's Choice Award prize of $200.
Thursday 30th - Gala Opening 1 - 4pm with High Tea, tickets $25, available from Longford Antiques or 6391 2195.
Friday and Saturday the exhibition is open 10am - 4pm, entry by gold coin donation.


Event Dates
2017
      30th Nov
      1st Dec
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      3rd Dec


2 William Street
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 0.2K from Longford

Woolmers Makers Market


Browse over 50 stalls including food, wine, local produce, jewellery, crafts and plants. Entertainment on the day, enjoy a lunch on the beautiful grounds or bbq with the family.


Event Dates
2017
      3rd Dec


658 Woolmers Lane
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 4.1K from Longford

Garden Fete at Glen Ireh Estate


A Day at Glen Ireh Estate Garden Fete. Wander through 7 acres of beautiful park land garden. Sandwiches, devonshire tea, sausage sizzle, gin tastings and distillery tours, variety of stalls, entertainment for all ages. All proceeds to the Clifford Craig Foundation.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov


35 Drummond Street
Perth, TAS, 7300

Located 4.6K from Longford

Festival of Roses


Awarded Best Community Event of the Year in 2014 and 2015, the Festival of Roses at the historic World Heritage Listed Woolmers Estate offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the spectacle of thousands of roses blooming in the Rose Garden.
There will be a variety of food stalls including wood fired pizzas, Devonshire teas, crepes and breads, and a selection of wines, beer and cider. Other attractions include plant nurseries, craft and jewellery stalls, whip cracking, chainsaw art, vintage farm machinery and cars, and many children's activities.
Open 9am - 4pm.


Event Dates
2018
      18th Nov


Woolmers Lane,
658 Woolmers Lane
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 5.2K from Longford

Exhibition: Triple A Acquisitive Art Award


The Launceston Arts Society's Triple A Art exhibition is running at the Eskleigh Art Gallery.
The Launceston Art Society aims to play an active role in promoting art in northern Tasmania. Eskleigh is being developed as a centre for art where artists, both amateur and professional, of all age groups, can paint, display their art, develop new skills through professional workshops, inspire and encourage each other, and meet new friends.


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16087 Midland Highway
Perth, TAS, 7300

Located 5.3K from Longford

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