From its perch overlooking the town of Stanley, Highfield Historic Site is a window to the past. Highfield House was built as the residence for the Chief Agent of the Van Diemen’s Land Company back in 1832. The homestead, said to be designed by noted architect Henry Hellyer, features beautiful original features including marble mantelpieces, timber staircases and French windows. Wander the rooms and cast your mind back to the challenges faced by early colonists battling to carve a living from the surrounding countryside. A convict-built chapel, school room and stables are all open for exploration.
The grounds today are stunning. The site even includes unique historical facilities available for hire. Think weddings and events with a twist and photographs beyond compare.