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Woodbridge

Ford Street | Swan Valley Region, Woodbridge, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6056, Australia
+61 8 9274 2432
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A memory of time gone bye

This is a beautiful old building which was the begining of guildford grammer school, then a place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
diamonds48
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Great Western, Australia
Fabulous piece of colonial architecture

Superb location on the banks of the upper Swan River this is a very well presented colonial... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2017
Darrel J
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Perth, Australia
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The attractive site on the banks of the Swan River, just east of the historic town of Guildford, was originally taken up by the colony’s first Governor, Captain James Stirling. By 1831, he had built a cottage there, a retreat from Government House. The property was purchased in 1883 by Charles Harper, agriculturalist, legislator and part owner of The West Australian newspaper. He proceeded to display his position and wealth by building the current house.
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Ford Street | Swan Valley Region, Woodbridge, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6056, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old building which was the begining of guildford grammer school, then a place for aged women, then became part of governor stirling high and now belongs to thd national trust.I wanted to show my wife as i had had classes there...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Superb location on the banks of the upper Swan River this is a very well presented colonial building with a rich heritage Interior is well displayed with friendly & informative attendants

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed May 29, 2017

One of the main problems is that the artefacts on display do not relate to the correct time period. It could be an amazing place if it was made more interactive especially for school tours. There is a spelling mistake in the brochures and the...More

1  Thank Morgan L
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Hello Morgan, we'd like to know more about the error in a brochure you received, and other aspects of your experience - please feel free to email trust@ntwa.com.au with details. Thank you.

Reviewed May 17, 2017

Beautiful setting on the Swan River, small cafe but lovely service and tasty food. Great for smaller groups to catch up but they do cater for weddings I believe.

Thank Chelsea M
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Thanks for visiting Woodbridge - the riverside setting is indeed beautiful

Reviewed May 8, 2017

We recently attended a family wedding in the grounds of this beautiful old house. The venue is right on the river with a wonderful view. The Grounds of the House made an amazing backdrop for the Wedding photos. The wedding reception was undercover in a...More

Thank FussyNomads
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

So pleased Woobridge could be part of such a special occasion, and you enjoyed the house & grounds.

Reviewed April 19, 2017

Fascinating story and history, the furniture was beautiful and showed the period so well. Guide was very informative.

1  Thank Debbie W
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you for your review; we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed November 25, 2016

I dropped my bags in Guildford, took the train to Woodbridge and walked to Woodbridge House. Don't bother with the Riverside by Woodbridge Cafe...it stinks. I could tell as I took photos of the river by its toilets. Spend a good one hour to 2...More

1  Thank Tintinrahman
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is one of the few National Trust owned properties in metropolitan Perth. It is accessible by bus and train and has carparking. Built in 1883 for newspaper editor, pastoralist and MP, Charles Harper founded the nearby Guildford Grammar School. This fine home is furnished...More

2  Thank Barbara D
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This grand old house is steeped in Western Australian history and has served the community in some rewarding and interesting way's, besides serving as a family home for it's original owners. The house contains many of the original furnishings beside historical toys etc. PJ Barker...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed September 18, 2016

The staff on duty went above and beyond to inform the visitors. Nothing was too much trouble. Will def visit again.

Thank Lacey B
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