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
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.
Richmond, Tasmania Australia. This historic town on the east coast of Tasmania boasts the most beautiful Georgian architecture. The Richmond Arms Hotel, formerly The Commercial Hotel was built around 1888 and stands proudly in the main street. It's a welcome stop for lunch for weary visitors exhausted from going through the many antique and craft shops. 😉
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.
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!