Heritage Georgian era B&B Accommodation

The Racecourse Inn offers fine, heritage accommodation together with warm country hospitality at historic Longford, in Tasmania’s northern midlands.

Set in lovely, heritage, cottage gardens, this beautifully restored Georgian coaching inn was originally named the “Railway Hotel”, and subsequently the “Racecourse Hotel” after the Longford racecourse, Australia’s oldest continuously raced track.

With roses trailing over its convict-made brickwork, the picture-perfect two-storey Georgian B&B (circa 1838) is steeped in the history of Longford, one of the earliest villages settled in Tasmania.  For those interested in history, the building itself contains some rare and unusual architectural features and period antiques.

The Racecourse Inn is the perfect base for touring Northern Tasmania; only 10 minutes from Launceston airport, 20 minutes from the centre of Launceston and one hour from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Devonport. Our five en-suite guest rooms have been individually furnished with period antiques with the comfort of the traveller in mind.  Upstairs are three delightful attic rooms with dormer windows and sloping timber-lined ceilings, and downstairs two generous bedrooms, including a spacious heritage suite with a king-sized bed and double spa.

Your accommodation includes a full cooked and continental breakfast featuring tasty locally sourced Tasmanian ingredients, many of them home-grown and hand picked daily from our kitchen garden and orchard.  Guests can also enjoy our cosy, fully licensed guest lounge and fire.

The Racecourse Inn is only minutes away from Longford’s main tourist attractions, including two World Heritage listed properties, Brickendon Estate and Woolmers Estate (home to the National Rose Garden), and marks the start of Tasmania’s Heritage Highway.  We’re also only a short drive from the Tamar Valley and Northern Tasmanian wine route, and minutes away from some of the best fly fishing lakes and streams in Australia, including Brumbys Creek, The Macquarie and South Esk Rivers.

(03) 6391 2352 or (0409) 886 350

Stylish bed and breakfast accommodation at The Racecourse Inn, Longford, Tasmania.

Rainbow Trout. Image by Alan Piper.


Shaun (on Booking.com)
"Exceptional".  the friendly atmosphere of my hosts.  10/10
Sharon (on Booking.com)
"All good". The pillows were lovely - latex, like I have at home. Woollen blankets, rather than polyester which you find in many places these days. Good sized room. Double glazing so despite being on…
Shayne Neal
Hi Richard & Anabelle, I just wanted to write and thank you ever so much for a wonderful stay. We all had a ball staying with you and were ever so touched that you found some time to make it to the…
Beth C. on Booking.com (stayed 17 Oct. 2015)
10/10  Excellent property, great amenities, lots of variety for breakfast, felt as if I was in another world. Fantastic garden - Thanks Annabelle & Richard On Booking.com (stayed 17 Oct 2015)
Beth C.
Kris G., (on TripAdvisor)
Your hosts Annabel and Richard just the perfect hosts, beautiful Georgian house with all the amenities including a beautiful garden. A very relaxing weekend. Family stayed for a wedding in nearby garden.…
Angela (on Booking.com)
10/10 -  Loved absolutely everything! The room was immaculate. Very clean and comfortable and warm. All the little extras was beautiful. From the little jar of jellybeans and jar of biscuits. The furniture…
Kathryn H. (on Tripadvisor)
We stayed at the Racecourse Inn, primarily because of proximity to AgFest and we also wanted an historical B & B experience. This lovely B & B was an old coaching inn, kept true to character and…
Kathryn H.
Christine (on Booking.com)
Many thanks to Annabelle and Richard for their very warm welcome! We felt like one of the family. Comfy room, log fire, tasty, home cooked breakfast and very relaxing atmosphere in this historic inn. Highly…
Rhonda (on Booking.com)
"What a great time we had".  Hospitalibity, made feel very welcome, wonderful hosts and a breakfast you would die for.  10/10
Andrew J., SA (on Booking.com)
10/10 - 'Very comfortable. Great hosts.'
"Welcome" - Harold H. (on Booking.com)
Absolutely the loveliest room with a wonderful mix of the old and modern.  Annabelle greeted us warmly and made us feel very welcome.  Even the driving instruction to the airport were spot on. Harold…
Harold (Michael)
"Wonderful"- Joy H. (via TripAdvisor - Nov 2015)
"Wonderful".  We had the pleasure of spending a week in this lovely place, staying for our daughter's wedding nearby. Annabelle and Richard were wonderful hosts, ensuring that everyone's needs were met,…
Merelyn C.
Dear Annabelle, Thank you so much for the perfect two days we enjoyed at the Racecourse Inn this past weekend.  We loved everything about our stay from your warm and inviting greeting on our arrival,…
Merelyn Costello
Jenny M. (on Booking.com)
Loved the breakfast experience. Wood fire, brekkie beautifully presented and gorgeous teacups. It's the little touches... 23 November 2015
Heather L. on TripAdvisor
"Charming - a lovely place to stay" We enjoyed a great evening at the Race Course Inn, Annabel and Richard were warm and friendly hosts. The Inn itself was delightful - rooms great and the food presented…
50th Birthday Classy Celebration - Sandie P. (on TripAdvisor)
I don't even know where to start but to congratulate Annabelle on her beautiful B&B! She went over & above all our expectations for my Birthday! Champagne, cheese & biscuits, port, lollies. The breakfast…
Sandie P.
Hightea9 (on Tripadvisor) "Just lovely"
We stayed here for just 2 nights but would have stayed longer! The Inn has a lovely atmosphere which has been created by the fabulous host, Annabelle. The attention to details such as fresh flowers in…
Lavandula174 (on Tripadvisor)
"Warm Hospitality". We stayed at the Racecourse Inn in Longford (near Launceston) for three nights in June. It is a beautiful old Georgian house with period furniture. The inn is a good launch pad to…
Veronica E., NSW (on Booking.com)
10/10 - 'Very welcoming and friendly hosts. Beautiful home with history and character. Delicious breakfast.'
Ruth (on Booking.com)
The building is wonderful. Simple elegance springs to mind. The owners friendly and helpful. Little things that you just don't find elsewhere are everywhere. I would recommend staying at The Racecourse…
Jodi (on Booking.com)
10/10 "Fantastic hospitality, genuine interest in our sport".