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Richmond , 20 mins drive from Hobart, is the oldest historic town in Tasmania. This Georgian-style village is home to a number of "historic firsts", including the oldest bridge (bottom), oldest Roman Catholic church, and oldest postal building in Australia, and the oldest gaol in the state.

Local shops (below) sell distinctively Tasmanian goods, old-fashioned sweets, "baked delights" and so forth. There are many quality galleries and craft shops. The atmosphere and genuinity of Richmond make it one of the most popular visitor destinations in the state.

Apart from the Richmond Bridge and Gaol, one of the most popular attraction is Old Hobart Town, a remarkable scale model of Hobart in the 1820's which is highly detailed and historically accurate. Also well worth a visit is The Maze, a two-stage maze with surprise endings.

Richmond has a multitude of quality accommodation options, including two 4½-star, twelve 4-star, and four 3½-star facilities (RACT rated).

Regional cities/towns
HOBART: City centre | Eastern shore | Northern suburbs
Southern suburbs | Waterfront
DERWENT VALLEY: Hamilton | Mt. Field National Park | New Norfolk
HUON VALLEY: Cygnet | Geeveston | Huonville
KINGBOROUGH: Bruny Island | Kingston | Taroona
Battery Point | Dover and Hastings | Mt. Wellington | Richmond
Salamanca Place | Wrest Point Casino

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