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The countryside around Peel was once fiercely contested between warriors of the Wiradjuri people and European settlers, with the grave site of the great Wiradjuri leader Windradyne situated on the ‘Brucedale’ property at Peel. Scenes from the 1994 film ‘Sirens’ starring Sam Neil, Hugh Grant and Elle Macpherson were filmed at Peel and nearby Sofala.

Brucedale Cottage

Stay in the beautiful and historic Brucedale Cottage, circa 1845, on one of Bathurst's original homesteads. The fully renovated cottage full of country charm sleeps up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms, a queen and double room.

Brucedale Twilight Concert

In March the gardens of Brucedale open to the public to host the annual Brucedale Twighlight Concert and Picnic. Local classical and jazz musicians perform with ticket sales raising funds for the Bathurst Arts Council.

Further details for the 2022 event to be announced.

Windradyne's Grave Site

Wiradjuri leader and warrior, Windradyne, is laid to rest on the property at 'Brucedale'. You can visit the site with permission from the property owners by phoning David Suttor on 0429 202 401.

The Marmalade Festival Peel Jam

Mark your calendar for 6 November 2021, when the weather is fine and warm. Local musicians perform on the grounds of the former Peel School House. All funds raised contributed to the local Crown Lands Trust.