Glen Innes is known as Celtic Country, because of its Scottish pioneers, having one of Australia's coldest climates and its green countryside suggestive of the Scottish highlands.
Located on the Northern Tablelands, Glen Innes is 600 km (nearly 8 hr drive) from Sydney. It is 98 km (70 min drive) from Armidale and 160 km (about 2 hours drive) from the coastal city of Grafton.
Glen Innes is the home of the Australian Standing Stones, the national monument acknowledging the contribution to Australian culture made by people from the Celtic nations, the Australian Celtic Festival is celebrated at the stones every May.
Armidale Airport is the closest regional airport (just over an hour south of Glen Innes). Armidale Airport is serviced by two airlines: Regional Express (REX) and Qantas who provide regular flights to Sydney.
NSW TrainLink provides a daily return service from Armidale to Sydney.
The population of Glen Innes is more than 6000 people, their median age is 46 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 7% of the population.
Glen Innes is located within the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, this Health Planning Compass provides an overview of community health for the region.
Glen Innes Hospital is a 32-bed public hospital it has an emergency department, paediatric, obstetrics, palliative care, community nursing, and child and family health services. Co-located with the hospital is a community health centre.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Glen Innes.