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Canoeing trip

Comprised of two grade II listed structures this wood and stone construction is an impressive site... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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A wonderful wooden (toll) bridge

This privately owned wooden bridge is a wonderful feat of engineering. It (currently) costs £1 to... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2019
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Historic Whitney-on-Wye single track Toll Bridge dates back to 1779. One of just a few remaining in the UK. 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Whitney-on-Wye HR3 6EW, England
+44 1497 831669
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comprised of two grade II listed structures this wood and stone construction is an impressive site as you travel underneath it.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...at £1 per vehicle crossing, it’s not cheap! Nonetheless, it’s a tranquil crossing across the beautiful River Wye, so worth one trip.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rossaroundtheworld
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

This privately owned wooden bridge is a wonderful feat of engineering. It (currently) costs £1 to cross, and you get a code that then allows you back across for free on the same day. Great views over the river Wye. A parking area down the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This place is close to my heart. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. The fee you pay for crossing the bridge is absolutely crucial and well worth the cost, in fact I'd happily pay more if it meant the bridge is being maintained throughout the years...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DijonBoy1983
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This is a lovely old toll bridge, which can be a short cut to Hay- on -Wye. It is a single tract bridge made of stone and wood. Snacks are on sale at the toll house and there are picnic tables nearby where you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We recently camped here for three nights .... what a magical spot and the photo shows the view from our tent. This wonderful place is now under new ownership so there will be quite some updating of facilities, but in the meantime they are more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 279tiggyb
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Free for motorcycles. Shop selling ice creams, cold drinks, etc. Toilet facilities. Like going back in time - excellent!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kate1268
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We came upon the bridge by chance as We were out for a drive whilst camping in the area. It came as a bit of a shock but was great fun if a tad scary!It was evening time so very quiet. I would love to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janice E
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Use this regularly when going to/from Hay-On-Wye. Beautiful views of the river and saves a lot of time when travelling to Hay-On-Wye.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Driving to Hay-on-Wye, we took the shortcut by paying the princely sum of £1 to cross a wood and stone toll bridge (one of only 8 in private hands in the UK). The Whitney Bridge is over 200 years old, and is well preserved -...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 923Dan
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