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Glossop is a small Riverland town in South Australia

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Glossop is located 231km north-east of Adelaide with a population of approximately 200.

A scenic drive west of Berri will take you past several grower fruit stalls where you can purchase a variety of locally grown fresh produce, dried fruits and olive oil. Continue further along the Old Sturt Highway driving past Australia’s largest winery and distillery, Berri Estates Winery. Call in and do some wine tasting in their cellar door sales.

A little past the winery you will come into the township of Glossop. Although one of the smaller towns of South Australia's Riverland region, Glossop is home of a gallery of Australian Aboriginal art. There are also two petrol stations, a motel with 11 comfortable ensuite units, sparkling swimming pool, shaded barbecue area and guest laundry. There are a couple of hardware shops and a number of religious centres servicing the region including a Sikh temple and the Riverland Christian Church.

The town was named after Vice Admiral J.C. Glossop, Commander of HMAS Sydney that sank the German raider Emden during World War I. An anchor situated out the front of the motel is a memorial to this commander.


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