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Lydiard Street

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Address: Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia

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Heritage Buildings at their best

Lydiard Street has a number of beautiful heritage buildings. The one I really love is Craigs Hotel. If you haven't been inside, then you need to go in for a coffee or a lunch in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed at George Hotel overnight. We booked the hotel 2 months ago..On checking in, the hotel is central, clean and close to amenities. Then during the night after 10 pm, we heard loud music..It was so loud and it continued until 3 in the morning. Hence, no sleep at all. The noise came from a disco directly opposite the... More 

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Camperdown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Lydiard Street has a number of beautiful heritage buildings. The one I really love is Craigs Hotel. If you haven't been inside, then you need to go in for a coffee or a lunch in the conservatory room. The food is first class and I took my sister for a special dinner one night and we were very pleased with... More 

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Hawthorn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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