Armidale in New South Wales is a city with a population of about 21,000 people and was first settled in the 1830ís. It is named after the city of Armadale in Scotland and the different spelling came about due to the founders being poor spellers.
Located in the New England tablelands, Armidale is 980 meters above sea level and is some of the most beautiful countryside in New South Wales. Nature lovers will enjoy Cathedral Rocks, New England and Oxley Rivers which are some of the best National Parks in the region.
There are heaps of Art Galleries and museum to discover in Armidale too. Some of the most visited are the New England Regional Art Museum, Railway Museum, Folk Museum, Gallery 126, Armidale Art Gallery and the Museum of Education. A very interesting museum that is unique in its own is the Museum of Printing. Here you will find a printing and machinery equipment that includes old printing presses that pioneered well known publications of today.
The Saumarez Homestead built in 1888 is another fascinating place to see. Historically still intact, this heritage building still contains the original furniture, curtains, ornaments and paintings of its former owners the White family.
Booloominbah Homestead at the University of New England is also another great place to see and experience. Complete with the Chancellery Restaurant, Courtyard Cafe, the Limerick Bar and the Brasserie it is a great place to relax at while enjoying the magnificent architecture and surroundings.
Ebor Falls near Armidale is a popular hot spot to see. Located within the Guy Fawkes River National Park, Ebor Falls has a viewing platform and heaps of walking trails. There is even a barbecue area for the perfect day out picnic spot. The waterfall drops a total of 115 meters and attracts nearly 80,000 visitors every year.
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