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Whitney Bridge

Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 6EW, England
01497 831669
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Hereford
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Owner description: Historic Whitney-on-Wye single track Toll Bridge dates back to 1779. One of just a few remaining in England. Two earlier bridges were washed away by the strong river currents and a stone and timber construction was built in 1797.Open 365 days a year with parking and riverside picnic area. Come and fish, canoe, picnic or camp with us. Perfect setting for camping part way through your canoe trip - on the banks of the River Wye at Whitney Toll Bridge HR3 6EW. Very quiet and private small campsite with fire pit, direct canoe launch/land and parking. Four toilets available (clean and fully stocked with soap and loo rolls etc) plus clean drinking water shower tap (sorry no private showers). Breakfast and BBQs can be arranged - fully licensed so you can enjoy a chilled beer too.

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Vernon, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After paddling for 8 miles on the flooded Wye (or further if you include zig-zagging) this bridge and adjoining landing area was the most welcome sight as was the lift back home to Hollybush Camping

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Passed over here a few times...........very friendly toll-booth operators. 80p return? We bought tea one day and sat in the gardens overlooking the bridge and River Wye. Very tranquil.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a bridge, it gets you across the river. It is not a visitor attraction in my book and I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. 80p for cars to cross, return journeys on the same day are free if you remember the code.

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mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Whitney Bridge after your trip across. What a shame you didn't stop and take in the beautiful historic 240 year old wooden structure. The River Wye looks amazing in the sunshine with salmon leaping out, herons and otters. Last week the swans had their nine cygnets out playing too. You would have... More

Dudley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fascinating historical landmark, very friendly owners and pretty spot. 240th birthday for this landmark this year! Cute snack shack and pleasant seating area, quirky, clean toilets and great access for canoes. They hire bicycle and canoes here and the river is very wide so perfect for canoeists. Remember to bring 80p in change for the toll, especially when passing through... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Pretty little toll bridge that is run my a husband and wife who whenever you see them are smiling and happy. the river and scenery around it is beautiful, especially in the summer ;)

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took a detour specifically to travel over the historical bridge after researching it on the internet & finding it to be only 80p for a return journey. This also ensured we had the right change too, though I believe that any extra is given to charity. But drive slowly, because it's a short bridge, and if you blink you'll... More

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Lizard, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Been travelling over this lovely old Toll Bridge on and off over the last 40 years, first with my parents and more recently with my family. With the exception of the traffic lights nothing really has changed, great value at 80p for a return journey It's always such a pleasure to travel over this lovely bridge.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Contacted Maggie and Graham at the bridge by email to ask if we could land our canoes there. Maggie got back in touch very promptly, was extremely helpful and arranged for car parking as well.. Also very good tea and fine conversation. Looking forward to next visit...

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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Delightful old bridge. The toll is a small price to pay to help with its upkeep. We stopped for a lovely cup of coffee which was made with care and brought over to our picnic table. Friendly service. Much appreciated!

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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258 reviews 258 reviews
45 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I came across this beautifully preserved toll bridge on the way out of Hay on Wye recently, a small charge of 80p is the toll. The single track bridge dates from 1774, and there is a traffic light system in operation. Once I'd crossed the bridge I just had to park up and take a closer look, I met the... More

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