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“From the past” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lanyon Homestead

Lanyon Homestead
Canberra, Australia
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Ranked #39 of 109 attractions in Canberra
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: Built in stages through the 1800s, Lanyon Homestead - 30 kilometers south of Canberra city - comprises different buildings built through convict labor and later with the work of builders in the colonial era.
Tuggeranong, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“From the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I've been a few times over the years. Lots to explore of a bygone era. Also the old garden is interesting with the huge pine trees. It's well preserved. The surrounding countryside is also very picturesque.

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Darwin, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Delightful, delectable and worth the drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Many things in Canberra have disappointed me, but Lanyon Homestead actually exceeded my expectations. We got lost on the way (as one does in Canberra) but when we finally arrived we discovered beautiful grounds and a fascinating house with excellent guides. We went after lunch and regretted only having coffee and cake in their wonderful cafe restaurant - their menu is far more extensive than we expected, they use produce fresh from their garden and their prices are very reasonable by Canberra standards. All in all it was a lovely afternoon out.

Visited June 2011
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Canberra, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lots of fun and a gorgeous view.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I took my parents here when they visited me from overseas. We enjoyed the history of the place as well as the sweeping vistas over farmland that it aforded. We had lunch in the cafe which was simply delicious. Well worth the trip to get here.

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Canberra, Australia
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“Interesting cultural heritage but far south: need car to access”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

The ACT government operates and manages this interesting colonial homestead but it is a long way south of the city.

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Canberra, Australia
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“A pleasant vsisit.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

An agreeable old homestaed now being overwhelmed by the urban sprawl. But an inteestiung visit to fill part of a day.

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