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“Historical Street” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lydiard Street

Lydiard Street
Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Ballarat
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Ballarat
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“Historical Street”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Belmont, Australia
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“Incredible History”
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!!!

Visited April 2014
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Alice Springs, Australia
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“Heritage buildings galore”
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 before Her Majesty's theatre.

Visited February 2014
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“Great historical street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Full of restored and maintained buildings from the gold rush days. Contained the restored George Hotel and her majesty's theatre.

Visited January 2014
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“A few beautiful old buildings in one block, but that's about it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you're in Ballarat, seeing this part of the street is definitely worth it, but it's only one block of buildings that is really stand out. A very good, maybe even excellent thing to see, but you'll be done with it very quickly.

Visited January 2014
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