Westbury, Tasmania


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Westbury  a  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.  See day trips from WestburyWestbury's historic bluestone catholic church

There is an argument that if the English village is some kind of high point of charm then 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 delights.

Located on the Bass Highway 34 km from Launceston and 64 km from Devonport, 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.

A Westbury hero Jack Badcock a  Tasmanian Cricketing Legend

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 Westbury

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,

Other Sites  www.Tasmania-Australia.comTasmania Towns www.Hobart-Tasmania.com | www.Launceston-Tasmania.com |  www.WestburyTasmania.com | www.DevonportTasmania.com | www.Burnie-Tasmania.com, Tasmanian Experience Destinations www.ColesBay.com | www.Cradle-Mountain.com | www.Strahan-Tasmania.com | www.PortArthurTasmania.com | www.Tarkine.com

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