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Magical place...

This place is close to my heart. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. The fee you pay for crossing... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
A fascinating old toll bridge.

This is a lovely old toll bridge, which can be a short cut to Hay- on -Wye. It is a single tract... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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Historic Whitney-on-Wye single track Toll Bridge dates back to 1779. One of just a few remaining in the UK. Two earlier bridges were washed away by the strong river currents and a stone and timber construction was built in 1797.Open 365 days a year...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Whitney-on-Wye HR3 6EW, England
+44 1497 831669
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All reviews hay on wye short cut toll house well worth a visit bacon take photos toll booth wood and stone maggie crossing shortcut tent facilities barbel walks
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

This place is close to my heart. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. The fee you pay for crossing the bridge is absolutely crucial and well worth the cost, in fact I'd happily pay more if it meant the bridge is being maintained throughout the years...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DijonBoy1983
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is a lovely old toll bridge, which can be a short cut to Hay- on -Wye. It is a single tract bridge made of stone and wood. Snacks are on sale at the toll house and there are picnic tables nearby where you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ES1211
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We recently camped here for three nights .... what a magical spot and the photo shows the view from our tent. This wonderful place is now under new ownership so there will be quite some updating of facilities, but in the meantime they are more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 279tiggyb
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Free for motorcycles. Shop selling ice creams, cold drinks, etc. Toilet facilities. Like going back in time - excellent!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kate1268
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We came upon the bridge by chance as We were out for a drive whilst camping in the area. It came as a bit of a shock but was great fun if a tad scary!It was evening time so very quiet. I would love to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janice E
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Use this regularly when going to/from Hay-On-Wye. Beautiful views of the river and saves a lot of time when travelling to Hay-On-Wye.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Driving to Hay-on-Wye, we took the shortcut by paying the princely sum of £1 to cross a wood and stone toll bridge (one of only 8 in private hands in the UK). The Whitney Bridge is over 200 years old, and is well preserved -...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 3 April 2018

we crossed this rickety wooden bridge to get to hay on wye, and it was fun. Didn't mind paying one quid toll, stopped over for a photo and to admire the simple yet elegant bridge (built in c.1779) across a wide stretch of the wye.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Moses H
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I knew we'd have to pay but it all happened so fast, so driver was not prepared with appropriate funds. Thankfully not much traffic to allow for fumbling, and requisite photographs.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank HummingbirdTX
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We used the Whitney bridge on route to Leominster crossing it on our return to the main road. Traffic light and barrier operated,this wooden bridge is very unique, it being the first of its kind i have ever driven across.As we crossed I attempted to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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