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Whitney Bridge

Whitney-on-Wye HR3 6EW, England
+44 1497 831669
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Unexpected delight

We came upon the bridge by chance as We were out for a drive whilst camping in the area. It came as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Janice E
via mobile
Very reasonable and time saver.

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie H
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Herefordshire, 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 with parking and riverside picnic area. Come and fish, canoe, picnic or camp with us. Perfect setting for camping part way through your canoe trip - on the banks of the River Wye at Whitney Toll Bridge HR3 6EW. Very quiet and private small campsite with fire pit, direct canoe launch/land and parking. Two toilets and two hot showers available (clean and fully stocked with soap and loo rolls etc) plus clean drinking water shower tap. Breakfast and BBQs can be arranged - fully licensed so you can enjoy a chilled beer too.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“hay on wye” (16 reviews)
“toll house” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Whitney-on-Wye HR3 6EW, England
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+44 1497 831669
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Janice E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Bonnie H
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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

Thank 923Dan
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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.

Thank Moses H
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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.

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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

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I approached this bridge from Clifford following my sat nav which doesn't mention any toll however I did see the sign but thought no problem I have some money to pay. But what I didn't see was the sign saying it was coin operated because...More

Thank Paul B
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mtaylor0, Manager at Whitney Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear Paul Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor and for giving us the opportunity to respond. I am sorry your SatNav didn't alert you to the Toll Bridge - it is strange as Whitney Bridge has been in existence for 240 years so...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Built in the 18th century, several times, they gave up with stone because it kept getting washed away, hence the wooden bridge. It's a toll bridge, £1 a car, but it also has a toll booth with goodies for sale and some notices around and...More

Thank IanMSpencer
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This bridge must be pretty unique as I cannot think of another working wooden plank bridge in the UK. It spans a wide section of the river Wye and you will use it if you decide to travel on the slower road running South into...More

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Excellent place to take time out and enjoy the ideal surrounds. The bridge itself is a masterpiece of timber construction. The Owners of the toll bridge are warm and friendly and are on hand with perfect sausage in a hand made roll. The Wye itself...More

Thank bsandom
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