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Whitney Bridge

Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 6EW, England
01497 831669
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Ranked #9 of 23 attractions in Hereford
Type: Bridges
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... more » 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. « less
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Wales
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have just returned from a wonderful weekend of camping, hiking and canoeing at Whitney Bridge. The campsite by the toll bridge is a beautiful setting, looking over the river and farmland with the hills in the distance. Maggie and Graham were the perfect hosts, only too happy to help out, but otherwise we were just left to get on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lovely historic setting on the River Wye. One of the few private toll bridges in the UK. Have a cup of tea and enjoy a wander over this beautiful old wooden and stone bridge. The owners are friendly too!

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We popped by Whitney bridge while we were Geocaching as there was one located here (GC3D859). This was last year (July 2012) the sun was out and the owners has a BBQ on the grass area by the side of the bridge, the couple were lovely and very hospitable, I was with my 2 boys and we stopped for a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

After spending a lovely weekend during our first visit to Hay-on-Wye, my wife and I left town on Sunday evening to drive home to Manchester. Travelling on the B4350 to pick up the A438 to Hereford we picked up the toll bridge sign 11/4 miles out from the river and quickly realised that we had no change for the 80p... More

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mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive feedback - the only thing you have omitted is a good dollop of the truth - all of which is captured in glorious technicolour on our CCTV system. My only response is to say that thumping very loudly, after dark, on a kitchen window is not reluctantly knocking and apologising. I was very scared and... More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Been over the bridge many times on my travels in and around the Wye Valley. Great views of the river Well worth the effort in popping over BUT there is a Toll fee

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mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. All the toll fees go completely on maintaining, managing and sustaining Whitney Bridge in its safe and pristine condition so thank you for visiting. Hope to see you soon. Next time please do stop and have a picnic by the river, walk the dog or just use the loos - that's all free! More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stayed at this lovely little camp site for the weekend in June. We booked two Breakfasts, a BBQ dinner on the Saturday night and two kegs of beer as it was for a chilled out stag doo weekend. The pub is a ten minute walk away so that was Friday night out and the food there was also very good.... More

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mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review - you were a lovely group and I hope to see you again next year - hopefully we will have the loo block renovated by then too. Give us a shout as we offer a returners discount. Maggie More

Llanelli
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Returning to the toll bridge after many years, we now found that they have a little tea and cake stall serving ice creams, deserts and a selection of sandwiches and snacks. Cracking little picnic tabled area just alongside the river.

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mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review - I hope to see you again next year - hopefully we will have the loo block renovated by then too. Come and bring a picnic no problem or I can make the tea! Maggie More

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