Romsey

Overview

Romsey is an historic township, known for its characteristic streetscape, award winning wineries and country hospitality.

Location and surrounds

Romsey is located 65km north of Melbourne and 8km south of Lancefield on the Melbourne-Lancefield Road. This road runs through the township and is lined by significant exotic trees. There is a walking and cycling trail along its length with spectacular views along the route.

The town is surrounding by rolling hills of fertile, volcanic soils making it the perfect place for growing produce, grazing cattle and sheep, horse breeding and other agricultural pursuits.

History

Romsey began beside Five Mile Creek, named for its distance from the slightly earlier settlement of Lancefield. The town was named after a town in England. Its historic red brick buildings along the main street give it an English village feel.

In the mid-to-late 1800s the Romsey district was rich farming land and provided food for travellers to the gold fields.

The present day

Nowadays Romsey is a commuter town, which retains its rural charm. For a small village the community is full of heart and delivers a range of annual activities for locals including the Romsey Festival. The town also has a vibrant retail shopping strip.

Facilities

Romsey has a primary school. Council facilities include:

See and do

Visitmacedonranges.com provides information on things to see and do and what’s on in Romsey.

People

For demographic data about Romsey, see Macedon Ranges Community Profile