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Address: Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia

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Gorgeous Buildings

If you appreciate Victorian Era architecture you must take a stroll down this street. To really appreciate it, figure about 2 hours to take in all the buildings. Plus dont miss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Hawthorn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you appreciate Victorian Era architecture you must take a stroll down this street. To really appreciate it, figure about 2 hours to take in all the buildings. Plus dont miss walking down the other streets such as Strut and Camp.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I work in Ballarat near Lydiard street and I enjoy walking it every day and marveling at the buikdings and their unique architecture

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Queensland, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Pick up a brochure at the tourist information and walk the length of the street. Beautifully preserved buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A slice of the wealth gold brought to Ballarat. From the railway station to the gaol you walk through time - grand Victorian buildings, smattering of interwar and some post 1950 insertions (some work better than others). Home to the third oldest tertiary institution in Australia (Ballarat School of Mines and Industry - now Federation University).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Gorgeous architecture everywhere. It reminded me of a cross between London and an old country town. Don't foget to look up

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Easington, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

When we were here the street was turned over to a Rockabilly Festival and American Car Show. Both were excellent and highly entertaining but the real star is the street itself which has fab architecture and really well preserved landmark buildings. Remember to look up as even the dull looking buildings at ground floor hace interesting frontages.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This street features in a number of Australian TV shows and an insurance advertisement. But make sure you look up as you promenade; as with many old buildings the real beauty is a few stories up.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This street has so many old buildings to speak of. The Royal hotel, Mining Exchange and the Art Gallery just to name a few. I love to wander up and down here whenever I am in Ballarat. I have managed 3 visits in the past 6 months.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A must see when you visit Ballarat, there are quite a few sights around the area. There is the Art Gallery and also the Mining Exchange. The architecture on the street is beautiful and kept well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Lydiard street boasts many wonderfully beautiful old historic buildings that are well worth investigating both visually and historically. Each year the town hosts a heritage week which allows you to enter these buildings and explore them and what they were used for and by whom. Great for the history and architectural buffs!! We loved this street so much that we... More 

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