Australia Travel

Exploring Historic Richmond

April 6, 2017
Richmond Bridge 2

The small historic town of Richmond is located 20 minutes North of Hobart and is one of Tasmania’s sought after destinations. Richmond dates back to the early 1800s and is home to Australia’s oldest Gaol! This town is full of beautifully preserved Georgian buildings, quaint shops, and quirky cafes.

Patrick and I chose to check out Richmond, well because I am truly a sucker for historic beautiful buildings and quaint little towns. I will let you know right now that Richmond did not disappoint! I  wish we could have spent a little bit more time there, but unfortunately, we were staying in Hobart that night and had to keep moving.

Upon our arrival to Richmond, we quickly found a spot to park the car and made our way to the Richmond Bridge, which was built in 1820s. It is pretty amazing that people b could build this amazing structure wit

Richmond Bridge

Richmond Bridge 2

Richmond Bridge

Now, unfortunately, I did not get a lot of photos from Richmond, this was because I was too busy walking around enjoying the scenery and the town I forgot to take photos. So to keep you captivated I will be supplementing this post with some lovely photos from Instagram to show you why Richmond is a must-see if you ever visit Tasmania.

The town has so many cute shops and cafes it was very hard to choose what to visit.

St Johns. The oldest (still in use) Catholic Church in Australia.

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Richmond  Gaol

The Richmond Gaol is the oldest Goal in Australia, with the buildings being kept in original condition. Patrick and I took a tour through the Gaol and it was very cool to see where the prisoners were kept and even more eye opening to see the solitary confinement chambers, let’s just say it’s about the size of a broom closet and very, very dark.

Richmond Goal

Richmond Goal 2

The oldest intact gaol in Australia. #travel #explore #history

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After we finished exploring the historic buildings we mosied along the main street to look around at the shops and cafes until it was time for us to leave and continue on to Hobart. One of the shops I missed out on seeing was the Wicked Cheese Shop. So if you are ever in Richmond and love cheese and wine stop here! I have had their cheese and it’s is amazing!!!


Hope you enjoyed the photos from Richmond! Sorry, they are not all mine, but I couldn’t let you get a gist of what Richmond has to offer. Until next time! We are off to Bruny Island!

XX Court


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  • Reply Brittany King April 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Oh, wow!!! What a wonderful adventure! So beautiful!

  • Reply Lacee April 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Great photos! Would love to visit one day.

  • Reply Alaya Scott April 6, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    My sister goes to University of Richmond, it’s nice to see things that she can do! I’ll be sure to tell her to check out historic Richmond! Thank goodness you posted this. Have a great day!

  • Reply Ebony | The Den of Grace April 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    This city is a charm <3 I would love to visit at some point, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply Court April 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks! It’s such a cute little town I want to go back really badly now.

  • Reply Kitty April 6, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I hope someday I’ll get to see Australia. All the pictures I’ve seen look so beautiful, these included!

    • Reply Court April 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      you should definitely try to visit it’s such an awesome place!

  • Reply Vibeke Johannessen April 7, 2017 at 5:16 am

    This looks so wonderful. I never made it to Tasmania when I lived in Australia for 3 years 🙁 . I have to go back and visit 😀 Tasmania looks so charming 😀

    • Reply Court April 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      All the more reason to come back and visit 😉

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