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Whitney Bridge

| Nr. Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, Whitney-on-Wye HR3 6EW, England
+44 1497 831669
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A strange bridge with history.

Built in the 18th century, several times, they gave up with stone because it kept getting washed... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
IanMSpencer
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Knowle, United Kingdom
Worth spending a pound here

This bridge must be pretty unique as I cannot think of another working wooden plank bridge in the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
sheepygold
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london
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Nr. Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, Whitney-on-Wye HR3 6EW, England
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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
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
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
Reviewed 1 October 2017

From the outset the welcome was great from Maggie, and all the info was spot on. simple but really nice food is available with hot drinks. We went for a days fishing and really enjoyed the surroundings and of course the fishing, with some nice...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Super rural location with lovely pub grub! A few places to stay or more if you fancy camping out? Loved Agents Rooms

Thank Darren R
mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for coming to visit us - we appreciate you custom x

Reviewed 1 August 2017

It was a brilliant trip. Very accommodating, both for tents and camper vans. Great place for dogs. Easy and accessible to launch the canoes and kayaks from. Was brilliant to be able to have a camp fire as well. There was no hidden costs. Good...More

Thank harryblackers
mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

We appreciate you visiting and leaving such lovely feedback - see you again soon x

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

As a group of friends we go down to the bridge every year, really enjoying canoeing on the river and just relaxing. The owners are exceptionally welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Thank TomStanford88
mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

We love having you here - please come back soon - Maggie

Reviewed 22 July 2017

I would like to give thanks to Maggie and Graham such a lovely couple, Maggie managed to accommodation us for 3 nights last weekend in what turned out to be one of the most relaxing camps for ages.The history of the bridge is so interesting...More

1  Thank Denise P
mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review - you were a delight to have staying with us. I adore your photos of your camping area - it looks magical with the bridge in the background. You would be very welcome to come back anytime...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We make a trip down to Whitney Bridge at least once a year to enjoy all the activities it has to offer as well as drop in on the lovely owners. The scenery down the Wye as you canoe through the trees and countryside is...More

Thank bcowles85
mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We have been here six summers altogether and we can honestly say we love having you to stay - please come back more often! Maggie x

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a magical afternoon canoeing on the River Wye. Fantastic to be collected from the bridge and delivered to Hay by minibus with our hired canoes. Paddling back down stream to Whitney Bridge was a very special experience. We saw a kingfisher, heron and...More

Thank FionaBath
mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Fiona - next time you visiting please come in for coffee or an ice cold drink too. The River Wye certainly is magical both in the glorious sunshine but also when it is fast and furious - but then only to view! Maggie

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