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Whitney Bridge

| Nr. Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, Whitney-on-Wye HR3 6EW, England
+44 1497 831669
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Worth a stop - and a Britstop stayover

One of the very few privately owned toll bridges in UK (only £1). If you find yourself nearby... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Riverbankannie
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Bristol, England
Hidden Treasure

This a quaint little toll bridge over the river wye, lovely scenery and views. Must see if your in... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Moff1892
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Swindon, 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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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 29 March 2016

One of the very few privately owned toll bridges in UK (only £1). If you find yourself nearby either cross or make a stop in carpark (on main road side of bridge). Unusual construction wooden bridge. Toll house has a cafe and ice creams for...More

Thank Riverbankannie
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This a quaint little toll bridge over the river wye, lovely scenery and views. Must see if your in the area, there is a small little tuck shop also.

Thank Moff1892
mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

You are welcome to visit anytime - why not come and sit by the river with your picnic or have an ice cream and enjoy the scenery and sun - hopefully!

Reviewed 27 February 2016

How lovely to be able to use this quaint bridge and travel across the River Wye like this. I love the board that tells people the cost of crossing the bridge for animals, etc. It is a lovely living history piece of art!

Thank Gumfrest0n
mtaylor0, Owner at Whitney Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for the great review and taking the time to visit us to enjoy our heritage. Next time please stop and take photos or enjoy your picnic or ice cream by the river. Maggie

Reviewed 22 December 2015

We always cross this bridge given a choice, as its delightful, and a lovely view of the river. My visitor was from the USA and she enjoyed the quaint river crossing.

Thank offacre
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Worth paying to go over this historic old Toll Bridge if you are on the way to Hay on Wye from Hereford. Saves time and supports a privately run toll bridge.

Thank trombonelady
Reviewed 9 October 2015

In the day and age of all things modern, historical gems like this beautiful little bridge in the breathtaking Hereford countryside, and the dedicated, warm and friendly couple who look after it, really were a highlight in our travels. Being so picturesque, my husband and...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 27 August 2015

OK, this is 'just a bridge' but, it's also a very nice old bridge that looks quite attractive and which stands over the River Wye which therefore enables you to look down the river at some outstanding scenery and if your lucky see kingfishers, otters,...More

Thank Rollrighters
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This is a part of history paying to go over the Bridge and is still privitaly owened. This is again up forsale but if you have achance please use so it can stay open

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Standing on the toll bridge, gazing into the fast flowing river Wye is a pleasant way to pass the time. We had just stopped to fill a few minutes before meeting up with old friends but were lucky enough to see three smart old Morgan...More

Thank Clive G
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I know it is a Toll Bridge, however compared to the functioal expensive Severn Bridge, this one is a treat to cross, or should that be experience. The toll was 80p which was acceptable for an historic crossing over a fine historic bridge with such...More

Thank William W
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