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Lydiard Street

Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Ballarat
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Bungendore, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

some great old buildings in this street including the art gallery, the tourist information centre and railway station are must visit spots on lydiard st

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed at the historic Reid's Guest House on Lydiard St. What a pleasure to walk along this street and admire the beautiful buildings. Many thanks to the people of Ballarat who worked to preserve this heritage streetscape

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Yeppoon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Lane 27 Lydiard St Nth Ballarat, VIC was a great spot for breakfast and brunch. Service was happy friendly and quick. Coffee was great we enjoyed ourselves and watching the locals do their thing

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

shopping was good and also went to the Movie theatre which was also on Lydiard street. Ballarat is such a big spead out town with lots of very nice places to eat. Not much to dislike accept the weather was not nice but it was winter when we were there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I recommend the walk from the railway station/coach depot to Lydiard Street. Practically the first building you come to contains a Uniting church op shop; when you look past the bargains, chat to the friendly volunteers about the building's past and notice the splendid old stained glass windows. From then on you pass a plethora of low-rise colonial buildings with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

evidence of lots of work by the people and council to preserve this and many other streets in this beautiful example of an early goldrush city.

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Ballarat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Many historical buildings have been preserved in Lydiard Street and the street is often the location for filming of historical and period productions as well as local events. We loved the Rockabilly Festival with displays and street dancing from the rock 'n roll era. It is also featured in the Ballarat Heritage weekend.

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Belmont, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The beautiful Historic old buildings so well maintained and utilized by current day businesses was encouraging. We did a Walking tour with Andrew Sharpe which was just fascinating - his knowledge is 2nd to none. I love to learn the History of our Unique Cities and towns - so many 'characters' went before us!!!

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Situated in the heart of Ballarat. There are 34 great heritage listed historic buildings to see along this strip. The George hotel, Her majesty's theatre, the former post office building and banks, just to name a few. Download a PDF from the visit Ballarat website for a full list and map. Don't forget to visit the information centre located just... More

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