With its Georgian buildings, English colonial country gardens and rural setting, Longford is situated in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers, in the Northern Midlands Municipality.
In addition to the buildings and gardens of the town, the historic estates of Brickendon and Woolmers are situated in the area.
Historic buildings of note that can be seen in Longford include Christ Church (1839), situated in the centre of the town, and several colonial hotels, including the Queen's Arms Hotel (1835), Tattersalls Hotel (now the Longford Library) built around 1846, Blenheim Hotel (1846), and the former Racecourse Hotel (1840s).
Also found in Longford are the Original Brown's Store (1889), and the visually striking Heritage Corner (built in the early 1830s) which ranged in uses during its history from a hotel to a chemist's dispensary, watchmaker's and antique shop.
Things to Do and Places to Visit in the Longford Area
From Hobart: 2 hrs 12 mins
From Launceston: 22 mins
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Population: 4266 (2006)
Elevation: 145 m
Location: 21 km SW of Launceston
Local Council: Northern Midlands | Visit Council Website