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Craigmoor

Hill End Historic Site

Overview

Step back into the colonial era with a guided tour through historic Craigmoor home in Hill End. Careful attention to detail means this unique heritage experience brings history to life.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
Hill End Historic Site
Please note
  • Craigmoor can only be visited on a guided tour as the gates to the property are usually locked
  • NPWS runs guided tours run on long weekends and spooky ghost tours during school holidays
  • Call (02) 6337 8206 to make a booking for a guided tour

What better way to glimpse a moment in history than to enjoy a tour of Craigmoor? This lovingly preserved home, is the grandest historic residence in Hill End. The two-storey timber house boasts embellished timberwork and other impressive Gothic features, taking the Duke of Elgin’s hunting lodge in Scotland as its design cue. Original owner James Marshall must have been truly taken with Hill End as he decided to build Craigmoor in 1875 – well after the town had passed its heyday.

Inside, look out for the four bonnets hanging on the wall; they belonged to the Marshall sisters who’ve left a rich legacy for you to enjoy. The sisters loved fashion and cooking, and you can still see the paintings, pottery, magazines and books they left behind, along with furnishings from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Keep an eye out as well for the room specially set aside for clergymen who would visit the family after St Michael’s church was destroyed in the 1930s.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Hill End Historic Site in the Country NSW region
  • Hill End Historic Site is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Hill End area office
      (02) 6337 8206
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm daily (closed 12.30pm-1.30pm). Closed weekends and public holidays.
    • Beyers Avenue, Hill End NSW
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Timber bench on the porch. Photo:Debby McGerty