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Woodbridge

Ford Street | Swan Valley Region, Woodbridge, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6056, Australia
+61 8 9274 2432
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So much charm

This place has so much charm and the scenery is so beautiful this time iof the year. Especially... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
teresadp2015
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Perth Hills, Australia
A Great House

We were welcomed by two lovely ladies who were obviously passionate about the house and it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sussexpete
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Sussex, England
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The attractive site on the banks of the Swan River, just east of the historic town of Guildford, was originally taken up by the colony’s first Governor, Captain James Stirling. By 1831, he had built a cottage there, a retreat from Government House. The property was purchased in 1883 by Charles Harper, agriculturalist, legislator and part owner of The West Australian newspaper. He proceeded to display his position and wealth by building the current house.
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  • Terrible4%
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“swan river” (7 reviews)
“next door” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ford Street | Swan Valley Region, Woodbridge, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6056, Australia
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+61 8 9274 2432
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has so much charm and the scenery is so beautiful this time iof the year. Especially during the day and sunset. Beautiful 👍

Thank teresadp2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were welcomed by two lovely ladies who were obviously passionate about the house and it's history. One lady gave us a very informative briefing on the history of the house and it's owners. The house itself is a real gem and well worth a...More

Thank Sussexpete
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a beautiful old building which was the begining of guildford grammer school, then a place for aged women, then became part of governor stirling high and now belongs to thd national trust.I wanted to show my wife as i had had classes there...More

Thank diamonds48
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Superb location on the banks of the upper Swan River this is a very well presented colonial building with a rich heritage Interior is well displayed with friendly & informative attendants

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 29 May 2017

One of the main problems is that the artefacts on display do not relate to the correct time period. It could be an amazing place if it was made more interactive especially for school tours. There is a spelling mistake in the brochures and the...More

1  Thank Morgan L
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hello Morgan, we'd like to know more about the error in a brochure you received, and other aspects of your experience - please feel free to email trust@ntwa.com.au with details. Thank you.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautiful setting on the Swan River, small cafe but lovely service and tasty food. Great for smaller groups to catch up but they do cater for weddings I believe.

Thank Chelsea M
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thanks for visiting Woodbridge - the riverside setting is indeed beautiful

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We recently attended a family wedding in the grounds of this beautiful old house. The venue is right on the river with a wonderful view. The Grounds of the House made an amazing backdrop for the Wedding photos. The wedding reception was undercover in a...More

Thank FussyNomads
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

So pleased Woobridge could be part of such a special occasion, and you enjoyed the house & grounds.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Fascinating story and history, the furniture was beautiful and showed the period so well. Guide was very informative.

1  Thank Debbie W
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your review; we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 26 November 2016

I dropped my bags in Guildford, took the train to Woodbridge and walked to Woodbridge House. Don't bother with the Riverside by Woodbridge Cafe...it stinks. I could tell as I took photos of the river by its toilets. Spend a good one hour to 2...More

1  Thank Tintinrahman
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of the few National Trust owned properties in metropolitan Perth. It is accessible by bus and train and has carparking. Built in 1883 for newspaper editor, pastoralist and MP, Charles Harper founded the nearby Guildford Grammar School. This fine home is furnished...More

2  Thank Barbara D
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