Nestled in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers, the Georgian village of Longford, lying 175 m above sea level at the convergence of the Macquarie and the South Esk Rivers, 27 km from Launceston and 12 km off the Midlands Highway. It is just south of the Illawarra Road, a road connecting the Bass and Midland Highways. It has a population of 4,266 (2006 census) and is part of the Northern Midlands Municipality. The region is predominantly agricultural, noted for wool, dairy produce and stock breeding.
Much admired for its typical English country landscape, Longford’s original Georgian architecture remains largely intact. A short drive out of the township, you find two of Tasmania’s finest estates, Woolmers and Brickendon. These World Heritage listed convict sites welcome visitors