Glen Innes: Welcome to Celtic Country

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Glen Innes is known as the Celtic heart of Australia, owing not only to its early Scottish settlers, but also to the undeniable similarity between the region’s stunning landscape and the lush Scottish and English countryside. 

This fascinating Celtic heritage is cherished by the locals, and is palpable throughout the town today, visible in both the numerous festivals held throughout the year and the extraordinary exhibits on display at the district museum.

It was a group of Glen residents who established the Australian Standing Stones, venue for the annual Australian Celtic Festival. The Stones are especially haunting on a winter’s morning when there’s often frost on the ground and the stones are shrouded in mist. There are more than thirty Heritage-listed buildings in the CBD of Glen Innes and more a little further afield. 

Whether it’s the unspoilt outdoors, the lure of gems, the rollicking sounds of Celtic music or a quiet glass of local wine in front of a log fire that lures you, you won’t forget your time in Celtic Country.

Glen Innes is a country town with it all, and at only seven hours from Sydney and four hours from Brisbane, this lavish pocket of New England is waiting for you.