Heritage and History
The Swan Valley is built on a rich and unique heritage blending Aboriginal, pioneering colonial and southern European roots.
Viticulture emerged in the Swan Valley some 180 years ago, making it the oldest wine-growing region in Western Australia.
To really gain a sense of history, explore the Colonial Gaol and Taylor's Cottage in Guildford.
Explore the Heritage Precinct encompassing the Guildford Courthouse, Colonial Gaol and Taylor's Cottage.
The Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail - a 32km scenic loop taking in more than 150 wineries, lively breweries, fine restaurants, bustling cafés, distilleries, shops, accommodation outlets and roadside stalls selling fresh produce.
The Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail is a series of signs that interpret the rich history, interesting characters and natural elements so you can appreciate the unique and special place that is the Swan Valley.
Explore the history of Guildford on foot.
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Commanding a prominent position amongst the many cafes and shops in the leafy Swan Street, Guildford, the stately Rose & Crown is truly an impressive landmark.
Learn more about the heritage of Guildford and the Swan Valley from the Cradle of the Colony Exhibition housed within the Swan Valley Visitor Centre.
Your one stop shop for visitor information in and around the Swan Valley.