Westbury is an historic village with an English feel, it has a village green, tree lined streets, country inns, and charming historic houses.
Westbury is located on the Bass Highway about 34 km from Launceston. The town came into existence in the early 1820s with the idea that it would become a major town. However the town stood still in time which gives it its historic charm.
Local produce in Westbury includes raspberries, honey, chocolate and cheese.
Places to visit in Westbury
The Village Green - It is said that this green is the only true English village green in Australia. During the 1830s, it was used for military parades and archery competitions, and convicts were placed in the stock on the green.
Historic Houses - The White House is probably the most famous of all the houses in Westbury. The land has been home to a general store and domestic residence, later a steam flour mill, a bakery, a bus depot and a bicycle hire factory. After extensive renovation, the White House was opened to the public in 1971.
St Andrews Church - located opposite the Village Green, St Andrews Anglican church was built between 1836 and 1890 and dominates the landscape.
Fitzpatrick's Inn - was the first hotel in Westbury, built in the 1890s and it is a wonderful example of a Georgian Inn.
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