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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: 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 Jazz Festival

The Longford Jazz festival brings together talented musicians, all kinds of instruments, various types of Jazz. Join hundreds of other Jazz lovers for a weekend of music.
Save the date!
Venue and further details to be advised.

Event Dates
      14th Sep
      15th Sep
      16th Sep

Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 0.0K from Longford

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
      31st Mar
      28th Apr
      26th May

78 Wellington Street
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 0.1K from Longford

Art Group

The Old Sunday School Art Group comes together on the 1st Saturday of each? month. New participants are most welcome. The group's aim is to encourage, develop, and foster the love of art, provide a meeting place for artists and those wishing to learn how to draw and paint. Sometimes visiting artists join the group. Often a model comes along. There is guidance available for those starting out. BYO materials. BYO lunch. Tea and coffee available.

Event Dates
      3rd Mar
      7th Apr
      5th May
      2nd Jun
      7th Jul
      4th Aug
      1st Sep
      6th Oct
      3rd Nov
      1st Dec
      5th Jan

2 William Street
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 0.2K from Longford

Jazz Concert

Come to a Jazz filled evening! The Longford Jazz Club performs. Music presented by a 6 piece band, plus guest vocalists. Come along on on the third Wednesday each month until September, when on the 14-16 September is our wonderful Jazz Festival.

Event Dates
      21st Mar
      18th Apr
      16th May
      20th Jun
      18th Jul
      15th Aug

William Street
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 0.3K 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
      18th Mar

658 Woolmers Lane
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 4.1K from Longford

Woofs Wags and Walkies at Woolmers

Calling all Canines! Bring your humans to a doggy day out! Doggy Art Comp, stalls with food for dogs and humans, toys and gifts, BYO picnic, relax on the lawn, enjoy the beautiful gardens at this historic estate.

Event Dates
      12th May

Woolmers Lane
Longford, TAS, 7301

Located 5.2K from Longford

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