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Lydiard Street

Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Ballarat
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Yeppoon, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Lane 27 Lydiard St Nth Ballarat, VIC was a great spot for breakfast and brunch. Service was happy friendly and quick. Coffee was great we enjoyed ourselves and watching the locals do their thing

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

shopping was good and also went to the Movie theatre which was also on Lydiard street. Ballarat is such a big spead out town with lots of very nice places to eat. Not much to dislike accept the weather was not nice but it was winter when we were there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I recommend the walk from the railway station/coach depot to Lydiard Street. Practically the first building you come to contains a Uniting church op shop; when you look past the bargains, chat to the friendly volunteers about the building's past and notice the splendid old stained glass windows. From then on you pass a plethora of low-rise colonial buildings with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

evidence of lots of work by the people and council to preserve this and many other streets in this beautiful example of an early goldrush city.

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Ballarat
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Many historical buildings have been preserved in Lydiard Street and the street is often the location for filming of historical and period productions as well as local events. We loved the Rockabilly Festival with displays and street dancing from the rock 'n roll era. It is also featured in the Ballarat Heritage weekend.

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Belmont, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The beautiful Historic old buildings so well maintained and utilized by current day businesses was encouraging. We did a Walking tour with Andrew Sharpe which was just fascinating - his knowledge is 2nd to none. I love to learn the History of our Unique Cities and towns - so many 'characters' went before us!!!

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Alice Springs, Australia
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655 reviews 655 reviews
351 attraction reviews
1,112 helpful votes 1,112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Situated in the heart of Ballarat. There are 34 great heritage listed historic buildings to see along this strip. The George hotel, Her majesty's theatre, the former post office building and banks, just to name a few. Download a PDF from the visit Ballarat website for a full list and map. Don't forget to visit the information centre located just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Full of restored and maintained buildings from the gold rush days. Contained the restored George Hotel and her majesty's theatre.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you're in Ballarat, seeing this part of the street is definitely worth it, but it's only one block of buildings that is really stand out. A very good, maybe even excellent thing to see, but you'll be done with it very quickly.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The buildings have not changed and look so grand. This town would have been very wealthy in its time.

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