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Historic village with a decidedly English feel.
Westbury, Tasmania, the quaint yet beautiful
Village in which to base your Northern Tasmania experience. Westbury, Tasmania
features quality Accommodation, Exceptional meals, friendly people, things to do
and see and best of all its just 2 hours in any direction from Westbury to
almost anywhere in Northern or Northwest Tasmania.
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There is an argument that if the English village is some kind of high point of
Westbury, the most English of all villages in Australia, is certainly
a place worthy of visiting and languidly experiencing. Yes, it has everything a
clichéd English village has. A village green, lots of tree-lined streets, old
courtyards and stables, elegant old inns and so many charming houses the visitor
could easily spend a day just wandering around the streets.
Westbury is really a feast of beautiful old buildings. It is lovely beyond
belief. There are so many historic homes that the visitor seems to go on an
endless voyage of discovery where around every corner there is a new and
exciting building. There are so many superb buildings in the town that many of
them haven't even made the National Trust. This is a town with a true excess of
Located on the Bass Highway 34 km from Launceston and 64 km from
Westbury is a classified historic town. The town came into existence in the
early 1820s. It was surveyed in 1823 and by 1828 Governor Arthur ordered that
the townsite be laid out with a view to Westbury becoming a major stopover point
on the route from Hobart to the northwest coast which, at the time, was being
opened up by the Van Diemen's Land Company. The scale of the survey was such
that it is clear there were plans for Westbury to become a city.
By 1832 Lieutenant Ball and a detachment of troops were stationed near the
Village Green. Four years later the town's population comprised 227 free men and
women and 317 convicts.
The town never did grow. Consequently this early plan for a substantial
township has been held in aspic. It is a town where time has stood still.
Day Trips from
Launceston 25 minutes, Tamar Valley Vineyards
35 minutes, Deloraine 12 minutes, Mole Creek Caves 40 minutes, Central Highland
Lakes 60 minutes, Cradle Mountain 95 minutes, Devonport 40 minutes, Spirit of
Tasmania 40 minutes, Walls of Jerusalem National Park 75 minutes, Tasmanian
Wildlife Park 25 minutes, Ashgrove Cheese 20 minutes, Christmas Hills Raspberry
Farm 15 minutes. Trout Fishing 5 minutes,
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