Longford is a country town full of colonial charm, lovely convict-built buildings and grand estates that relive the past. Longford is a classified historic town with many fine houses and estates built by convicts in the early 1800s. The town also boasts the elegant Longford Christ Church and settlers cemetery, an impressive collection of hotels and inns, and the oldest continuously operating motorcar racecourse in Australia. Longford has a strong agricultural tradition that continues today and a visit to one of its impressive estates provides a real taste of the pioneering days when the original farming families used convict labour to create grand reminders of their English heritage. Woolmers and Brickendon estates, both World Heritage listed sites, and Panshanger Estate are authentic examples of Australian pioneer farms with their impressive architecture and many stories.