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“What about Woolmers!”
Review of Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Estate
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$86.78*
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Tasmania Sightseeing Pass:3-Day Flexi Card
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Longford
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

What a fantastic site. Had been unaware of the size and quality of this large colonial site before my visit. The tour of the home itself was well worth the money. The furnishings and fittings are absolutely wonderful and the guide was informative and interesting. After touring the home we took some time and visited all of the buildings as well as walking through the National Rose Garden. The perfume was stupendous - and it wasn't even peak rose season. the site is easy to negotiate and would be accessible to a wheelchair if there hasn't been rain. Fairly flat and quit a few paths to get around on. We also enjoyed a lovely lunch at their small restaurant. The food was very good and good value - hearty country style food. The service was excellent.

Thank TassieBoomerang
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Like brickendon this estate has so much history. It was so interesting to view the buildings still as they were and to hear about the history of the site. We were fortunate that our guide was one of the elder members of the archer family and he was wonderful explaining the history with a few funny little stories thrown in he had such an insight. If you are interested in colonial history well worth a visit. Only disappointed I would have loved to have seen a little more of the main house but that's me wanted to take it all in just loved it.

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Woolmers impressed us in the nineties so this was a follow up visit. We had 2 nights which was essential to also cover off Brickendon Estate across the valley. Theres a nice walk between the two and a fun little swing bridge at the Woolmers end over the river. I've reviewed the cottage accommodation elsewhere, but ours was adequate but lacking TLC

Thank Colin S
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Woolmers is an important part ofTasmanian colonial life and due to what seems an eccentric family it has been amazingly left in a time capsule.
There is almost 200 years of history in these grounds and it seems the Archer family kept everything through this time.
The tour through the property is well worth it.

Thank GlennNis200
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We stayed at Woolmers in their lovely guest cottages for a night and did the house tour. This is a lovely time capsule dating back to 1819 with 6 generations of ownership in the Archer family. An amazing history and a site of great historical importance. The house is just outside of Longford. If you like historical homes don't miss this one. The cafe is pretty ordinary and limited so you might like to eat in nearby Longford. Next door is also the national rose garden. Another feast for the eyes and nose. Recommended.

Thank zzrbell
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