Just south of Lancefield is the historic township of Romsey.
The village is known for its character-filled streetscape, award-winning wineries and country hospitality.
The main street of Romsey is lined with classic Australian architecture. Expect to find battered corrugated iron structures and gothic bluestone churches. Turn-of-the-century houses and an impressive red brick facade of the local Mechanics Institute.
Where to eat and drink in Romsey
Popular places to dine in town include Soltan Pepper, The Bay Tree Café, 5 Kings Café and Verdure Bistro.
Wine tasting in Romsey and surrounds
You’re spoilt for choice with an abundance of award-winning boutique wineries in Romsey and nearby Lancefield.
Bike rides and walks in Romsey
Outdoors types can get out on the bike or take a leisurely walk along the 8km walking and cycling trail that links Romsey to Lancefield.
Wildlife lovers can find platypus and other local characters around the local creek in nearby Darraweit Guim.
Like many people in the Macedon Ranges, the residents of Romsey love their gardens. Even in dry times there are exceptional examples of private gardens spread throughout the town.
Local history tour
For the history buff, Sidney Seymour House is an original pre-fab cottage built in the early 1850s that presents a slice of life from another time. The Romsey Historical Society can organise access and tours.