Laid out on a grand scale in 1828, Lt Govenor Arthur believed Westbury would develop into the main gateway to Tasmanias north-west. Westbury flourished during the glorious coaching era, and subsequently with the arrival of the Western railway in 1871.
Today the legacy of Westbury’s 19th century rural and town settlement embraces a wonderful range of colonial architecture, rich farmland, and an absorbing history.
Westbury has many interesting historic buildings which have been listed on the Historical Westbury tear-off map which visitors can use for self-guided walking or cycling tours. This map can be found at tourism enterprises in Westbury and at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre in Deloraine.
Surrounded by colonial buildings, the Village Green is a great place to roam and imagine what it was like for the soldiers and convicts in the early days. Westbury is also home of the famous Westbury Irish Festival which is always held around St. Patrick's Day in March each year.
The Westbury Historical Society located in Lyall Street is a great place to find out everything there is to know about this remarkable village.
While in Westbury take some time to visit a few of the attractions, including the Westbury Maze and Tea Rooms, John Temple Gallery, Pearns or the Vintage Tractor Museum. If you need more time to take in the town then stay overnight at Fitzpatricks Inn, or Gingerbread Cottages.
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