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Bothwell (popn.~400) is situated in the beautiful Clyde River Valley and as the southern gateway to the Central Highlands has much to offer the visitor. It is approximately 1 hour drive (76 km) north of Hobart and 2 hours (140kms) south of Launceston.

The town itself is in a peaceful rural setting with an old world atmosphere, and contains many interesting buildings of both architectural and historical interest. A large number of Bothwell's buildings date from the early 1800's, and 52 of them have either been classified or registered by the National Trust.

Queens Park in the center of town is a particularly striking village green, with barbecue facilities and public toilets nearby, with sweeping views along many of Bothwell's historic streetscapes.

There are several high quality craft shops and galleries in the town, White's Exchange Stores is located across the Villas Green, opposite the Golf Museum.

Bothwell is home to the International Highland Spin-in, a wool spinning competition marking the town's agricultural heritage and linking spinners throughout the world in friendship.

Sheep grazing and beef cattle properties are predominate through out the surrounding areas. There is also a variety of new industries operating to support the traditional farm based enterprises. These include tulips, cereal grains crops, poppies, pyrethrum, stawberries and sheep and goat cheese making. Bothwell also relies on its historic value to attract visitors.