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Lydiard Street

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Address: Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia

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A beautiful old street - remember to look up

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Tracey B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Don't miss Lydiard Street! From the historic Craig's Royal Hotel and Her Majesty's Theatre and Old Ballarat Gaol, now housing Federation University, to The Regent Theatre, Mining Exchange, Art Gallery and Railway Station, you will come face to face with the best examples of Victorian architecture and the wealth that poured into the city in the earliest days from its... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Lydiard Street in Ballarat is a must! The historical buildings have been beautifully preserved and maintained - a credit to the town! Evening was a good time to stroll and admire the 1850's - 1860's architecture as there weren't many people around. The Railway Station was well worth checking out also.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Visited the information centre and collected walking tour of Ballarat brochure. This informative guide includes self guided tour of specific areas of Ballarat including Lydiard St (the info booth is also in this St). Wandered up the Street and referred to brochure which was informative about the different historical buildings. Wandered into quite a few also and pleasantly surprised by... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The tourist info centre has a booklet to be used for walking tours of Lydiard Street providing the history of the buildings. Ballarat has done a great job of preserving its heritage and buildings and as a visitor it's so interesting to be discovering its history. The wide streets of Ballarat and the number of historical buildings shows how prosperous... More 

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Albion Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

You take a step back in time as you walk the street and view the buildings. Pick up the historic walk book from the information centre, which is on Lydiard Street, and read it as you walk and view. The walk will extend into Sturt and Camp Streets. You cannot go to Ballarat and not do this walk.

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Bungendore, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

After visiting the information centre which is conveniently located on Lydiard Street, grab the brochure and take a leisurely stroll along this impressive street and have a look at the buildings. They tell you about Ballarat's history in a very unique way.

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