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Longford is a town of 4,268 (2021) in the Northern Midlands region of Tasmania. It contains the Brickendon and Woolmers Estates, both of which are convict-built and are UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the Australian Convict Sites.

Browns Big Store, one of Longford's oldest stores

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Longford is approximately 20 minutes away from Launceston, the closest city. From Launceston, head south on the Midland Highway for about 15 minutes, then take the B52 exit (Illawarra Rd exit) close to Perth. At the first roundabout, take the first exit, where you'd have entered the town centre. For Brickendon and Woomers Estates, turn left onto C520 and continue until you find them to your left.

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Map of Longford (Tasmania)

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  • 1 Brickendon Estate, 236 Wellington St, +61 437 525 890, . Tu–Su 9:30AM–5PM. This world-heritage estate, built in 1824, is one that's been passed down for over seven generations. William Archer, the original resident of this estate built this using convict labour; much of the site is still intact, give or take a few renovations for safety, in addition to a rose garden.    
  • 2 Woolmers Estate, 658 Woolmers Ln (C520), +61 3 6391 2230, . W–Su 10AM–3:30PM. Similar to neighbouring Brickendon Estate on the other side of the Macquarie River, but was the estate of William Archer's brother. There are regular guided tours, both house and convict tours. Restaurant on-site.    

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  • 1 Choi's Kitchen, 33 Marlborough St (next to fire station), +61 3 6391 1288. Australian Chinese cuisine.
  • 2 JJ's Bakery Cafe, 52 Wellington St, +61 3 6391 2364. One of Longford's upper-end bakeries and is the original location of the minor regional Northern Midlands chain.
  • 3 Longford Pizza House, 32 Marlborough St, +61 3 6391 2245. A mid-range pizzeria.

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Routes via Longford
  interchange at Carrick NW B52 E  Perth
Highland LakesCressy SW B51 NE  END

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