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Lydiard Street

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Address: Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 0419385577
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Lydiard Street

This street has the interesting houses and buildings that I have seen in any major country city. I is best to walk this street as you would miss so much by driving

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dorothy S
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This street has the interesting houses and buildings that I have seen in any major country city. I is best to walk this street as you would miss so much by driving

Thank Dorothy S
Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Romantic and old street with unique buildings of yesteryear. Beautiful restaurants. This street holds rockabilly concerts and where Br Blake mini series is filmed.

Thank 77helen14
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have driven around the CBD more times and from more angles than we expected. In hindsight I should have paid for GPS in the hire car! Maps do not have all street names and there are enough tailgater's to stress locals let alone tourists. I am constantly looking for street names and so is my friend/navigator....they are either obscured... More 

Thank Jane H
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290 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2+ hours happily walking the main streets (having picked up an information sheet about the buildings from the Tourist Information office in the Town Hall). The circa 1850-1880 buildings are great for photos, although it is a challenge to avoid vans parked in front and cars driving by. The shops failed to tempt us in. This must have... More 

Thank Pete_Gill_W
Ballarat, Australia
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lydiard Street is a mix of historic and modern. Cinema, cafes, apartments, Ballarat Art Gallery. We went as part of Ballarat Cabaret Festival. A fun time was had by all. Lydiard Street is also home to the two local radio stations Power FM and 3 BA. Something for everyone on Lydiard Street including the George and other hotels. Plenty of... More 

Thank Barry N
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Spent a pleasant afternoon wandering down Lydiard Street. Beautiful old buildings offering photographic opportunities and some quirky shops. A range of venues open for dining out or sharing a drink.

1 Thank 295junem
Ballarat, Australia
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Lydiard Street has a mixture of very important buildings dating back to the gold rush era 1850,s . The art gallery has a great collection of important Australian artists,and worth a visit. There is the Colonist Club which was an important meeting place for the business people in the past. All in all its really worth a walking visit to... More 

1 Thank Cliff M
Ballarat, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

If you wander around when you travel you create wonderful memories. Memories do not come from how much you spend; it comes from what you allow yourself to get out of it. Ballarat has some amazing buildings. I feel I am qualified as if you allow yourself to truly look at the amazing work it took some hard working man... More 

1 Thank yummy472
Bendigo, Australia
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Very well preservsed street of period building on this street, with the notable exception of the Commonwealth Bank Building. Including Craigs Royal Hotel. Where the Queen once stayed.

1 Thank JBlack14
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78 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I know this street as a local, not a tourist, but I still see it as a beautiful sight with historic buildings. There are some great restaurants, cafes and bars in the area.

Thank Jimmy E

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