Richmond Bridge, Richmond

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The country's oldest bridge still in use, Richmond Bridge remains a testament to Tasmania's forced migration heritage. The sandstone arched structure was built by convicts between 1823 and 1825. An unsolved murder marked the early bridge's history, when a notorious prison guard fell asleep drunk on the bridge and was pushed off its edge by presumably one or more of the prisoners. Pack some snacks for a picnic on the grassy riverbank underneath this national heritage site. Use our Clarence online trip builder to visit Richmond Bridge on your trip to Clarence, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A perfect spot to visit and enjoy the architecture and the amazing view of both the bridge and the river. Ample parking, and the lawn is the ideal spot to sit and make the most if the sunshine . very ...  more »
  • Nice little town just a stone throw from Hobart, picturesque very neat a good little walk lots of wineries restaurants ,chocolate ,cheese its got it all yes its worth a day out to see .  more »
  • Historic bridge surrounded by gorgeous lawns where you can sit and admire architecture. Ducklings on the water  more »
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  • Reliable bridge, very helpful. Not very good at anything but bridging. Assisted greatly in crossing the river without fuss. Would cross again.
  • Awesome place to feed the ducks. bbq area. Park. Great food near by ( bakery is a must)
  • A great historic bridge. Great for photos too
  • Nice open space, lots of ducks and other bitds. Close to Richmond historic site.
  • Gorgeous bathed in the last golden light of a spring afternoon . A quaint town too.

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Where to stay in Clarence

A popular base for touring Southern Tasmania, Clarence offers a range of accommodations. From historical buildings for boutique and luxury stays in the Richmond area, to seaside resorts at Seven Mile Beach and motel rooms at Rose Bay and Howrah, visitors of all persuasions will find something comfortable and within their budget. This sustainable city prides itself on its well-maintained transport services, so no matter where you stay you should have no problem exploring the surrounding area.
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