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Royal Hotel Located prominently in Buccleugh Street is the Royal Hotel which was built of sandstone c. ^ TOP Hands on the Rock Located 10 km south-west of Cassilis, the Ulan/Mudgee Road heads south off the Golden Highway.About 20 km along this road take the sign posted right hand turn onto a dirt road.The former property was granted to Alexander Busby in 1835 and the latter to Donald Mc Intyre in 1834.

^ TOP It is believed that Cassilis takes its name from a small village in Scotland.

In the 1830s it was a private village named Dalkeith which served the Cassilis and Dalkeith stations.

Cassilis is a small, historic village lying between Merriwa and Dunedoo.

It spreads out on land beside the Munmurra River and is now little more than a few residences, a hotel, two churches and a sandstone Police Station.

St Columba's Anglican Church After you turn off the highway you will see, to the left, St Columba's Anglican Church, also known as the Anglican Church of St Columba of Iona, which was built of sandstone in 1899.

It replaced a timber church which had been built on the site in 1864 and which operated as both a church and a school.It was sited on the land granted to Alexander Busby in 1835.Today it is located in the Cassilis War Memorial Park near the Cassilis Bowling Club.These buildings have a long and continuous association with the provision of Police services in the local area." Doctor's Residence Branksome Street bends to the left, becoming Buccleugh Street.On the right - one of the few elegant buildings in the village - is an attractive timber house dating from the late 19th century when it was the residence of the local doctor. St Joseph's Catholic Church Located near the beginning of Scott Street is St Joseph's Catholic Church, a simple timber structure which was built in 1894 and which is set back from the road.So much great work done over many years by my mother Joan Lois Adams (nee Callcott), my husband David Christian and Chris Stait – a thank you to Marcia Osborne (nee Galbraith), who connected us to Chris Stait.Chris and Marcia were descended from Lucy Bradley, 3rd child of James and Sarah Bradley, while Mum and I were descended from Rachel Rebecca Bradley, their 9th child.The Drip It is not easy to find but it is hugely rewarding.Follow these instructions carefully: Drive south on the road to Ulan and 2.3 km beyond the Hands on the Rock turnoff, just before you reach the Goulburn River, there is a sign posted turnoff to the left which leads to a car park.It was gazetted as a town and named Cassilis in 1869.^ TOP Heritage Buildings The village is spread out with the church on one side of the Munmurra River and the Court House, Police Station and Royal Hotel stretched along Branksome Street which winds and becomes Buccleugh Street.

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