Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tophouse Hotel, St Arnaud

The hotel is a cob style building constructed in 1888.  This is the most unusual style of early architecture we have encountered in New Zealand. The feel is genuinely old and full of history, even down to the bullet holes made in 1894 by the would-be lover of the governess when he shot the man she preferred and the telegraph operator.
We found the hotel fascinating, but were glad we had taken one of their modern and very comfortable cottages for the night.
Visit date: 8 April 2017

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