The 1860 Blog

This is where we share our insights, experiences and local knowledge of Beechworth and the High Country region. You'll find our recommendations and ideas for a great short breaks or holidays in Victoria's beautiful north east.

View of Old Beechworth Gaol
November 22, 2016

Just up the road from 1860 is the Old Beechworth Gaol. Also built in the 1860’s, the Gaol has housed many famous felons, notably Ned Kelly and his mum, Ellen Kelly. Built from local granite, the Gaol is an imposing structure full of history, colourful characters and without doubt, much misery. Since closing as a…