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Lydiard Street

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Address: , Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Walk back in history

Lydiard Street is sooo beautiful with the old buildings lining most of the street. From the railway station to Craigs hotel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lydiard Street is sooo beautiful with the old buildings lining most of the street. From the railway station to Craigs hotel.

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Kyabram, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The buildings and history associated with this part of town are a must to see, but if you want all of the history that goes with it, take a walking guided tour with Andrew from Ballarat Heritage Tours and the street will come alive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful well-maintained heritage Victorian architecture by day or by night. Worth a stroll, but I wish there were more cafes or spots to sit and enjoy your surroundings from the street more. It felt deserted even on the weekend.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had great time. Good location, very cold weekend but the room was warm, and clean. Had an amazing dinner there one night, hats off to the Chef...mmm, salivating at the thought...

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the main street and centre of Ballarat and as we strolled from one end to the other, coming across one historic building after the other, and exploring the diverse range of shops, we were struck with the history of our surroundings, able to picture what it would have been like back in the early gold rush days.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The street is lined with beautiful, well-preserved heritage buildings, which are worth investigating. Great for people interested in architecture.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just walking down this street is a flash back in time. Beautiful old buildings, heaps of history and when you wander into Craig's Hotel and the Art Gallery and all the others it is just gorgeous. Well done Ballarat on maintaining this lovely link to the past. You are a lovely city and one we will visit again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great walk, try to find the buildings Dr Blake tv show were filmed in and the visitor centre in this street has all the details and the flyer to do this

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A good show of architecture from the 1850 to 1890 era. Most have been well maintained. The street is well know as the back drop for the Dr Blake mysteries.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A casual walk along this street, both North and South gives one a look of some of the most beautiful architecture in this country.

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