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Lydiard Street

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Address: Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 0419385577
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Superb collection of Victorian buildings

Just to wander along the street is to get a sense of the money that went into buildings following the gold rush. The heritage remains along the street and is well preserved.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Michael C
Gunning, New South Wales, Australia
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Gunning, New South Wales, Australia
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just to wander along the street is to get a sense of the money that went into buildings following the gold rush. The heritage remains along the street and is well preserved.

Thank Michael C
Hobart, Australia
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411 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Street is exactly what makes Ballarat a special Australian City. We initially only went to visit the Art Gallery but ended up having a stroll to enjoy the architecture and ambience. Have a meander and get your imagination going back in time.

Thank grimrater
Ballarat, Australia
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157 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great historic street to stroll, a lot of cool buildings, places to dine, art shows, and see a movie

Thank Panda1939
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many stunningly beautiful buildings on this street, some of which have been lovingly restored to their former glory when the town was wealthy with gold.We did a tour of the Mechanics institute which has been completely restored. Awesome! But the street frontages have all been preserved and is great to take a self tour ( info at the Information... More 

Thank 809kayp
Ballarat, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lydiard Street in Ballarat takes you back in time, presenting some of the finest architecture that Australia has to offer. The George Hotel and Craig's Hotel, with everything inbetween, present some great photo opportunities. With cafe's, bars, the Ballarat Art Gallery and an array of assorted businesses you are sure to find what you are looking for. The Gold Shop... More 

Thank Marty3350
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lydiard street reflects the wealth and power of the gold rush and has been beautifully preserved and presented. We picked up a self paced walking tour brouchure from a very helpful lady at the tourist information centre and wondered the main streets in wonder. it is definately worth a gentle wander and dont be afraid to stick your head into... More 

Thank Debbie R
Melbourne, Australia
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190 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch in Lydiard Street then wandered afterwards for an hour, and into Sturt st too. Lovely architecture. Make sure you open doors and wander inside some buildings especially Craig's Royal Hotel

Thank Dianna C
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many beautiful old buildings in Lydiard Street - bear in mind this is where some of the filming for the Dr Blake series is done!

Thank L0reen2014
Esperance, Australia
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

well worth the wonder. just go for a walk and drink in the history, architecture and ambience. beautiful

Thank Mellie_St
Ballarat, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is one of the few streets in Ballarat that has not been wrecked by "progress". Lovely 19th century buildings including key cultural attractions of The Art Gallery of Ballarat, with one of Australia's best collections of Australian art, and the gem that is Her Majesty's Theatre. Craig's Hotel is also a feature, opposite Her Majesty's, is also largely intact.... More 

Thank MerleGH

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