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Address: 413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6344 7824
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Beautiful old house

Just beautiful to see this lovely old house. The tour was very good and to be able to wander through and see the rooms was a privilege. The gardens were also great - and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeanette M
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just beautiful to see this lovely old house. The tour was very good and to be able to wander through and see the rooms was a privilege. The gardens were also great - and the gift shop had some fantastic 'hand made' items for sale. One of the highlights of the Launceston area

Thank Jeanette M
Port Macquarie
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greated by the lovely volunteers, history of the house well told. Leisurely wander through the house and gardens. Absolutely superb a must for all travellers to Tassle.

Thank bloomersgirl
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely National Trust property just outside Launceston and close to the airport, was a former private school in the 1840's. Staffed by passionate volunteers. Have the scones for morning tea when there!

Thank islandboi6
Grafton, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Franklin House is well worth a visit. An understated home of a working past. An extremely informative tour guide revealed it's history with an attention to detail that wasn't overwhelming. The gardens were lovely and calming.

Thank Christine K
Maleny, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Take a trip back in time as you walk through this beautiful character filled house. This is suitable for couples and families.

Thank TomandJanG
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Beautiful gardens. And very relaxing to wander around the home as the volunteers give you a short intro and let you explore.

Thank fionaguthrie
Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Gorgeous house and we found the history very interesting. The gardens are a credit to the people who lovingly tend them. We visited around morning tea time and would have loved to sit out in the garden with a cuppa, but nothing was available. Takes less than an hour for this stop.

Thank MrsShahNewcastle
Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The volunteer who greeted us was very knowledgeable And gave us a really good understanding of the history of the house and the era. A pleasant visit with lovely garden albeit the garden was not as large as I had anticipated. It is good value for money.. The gardens would be lovely to see when the roses are flowering.

Thank Jan H
Launceston, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We dropped in for coffee and ended up having the most beautiful Devonshire tea I've had in a long time and wow were they huge scones. Great atmosphere and fantastic service, very friendly staff and very reasonably priced. A stroll through the gardens are just beautifully manicured and can understand why so many couples want to be married here, just... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I have been on my own, with visitors to Tassie and with my daughters school group and I learn something new each time. The grounds are immaculate and the whole property is run by a dedicated and friendly team of volunteers and is always buzzing with activity. It gives a great insight into life in the 1800'sin Tasmania and their... More 

1 Thank jodiepodie2015

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