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Lydiard Street

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

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A walk in history and the arts

The entertainment precinct of Ballarat - features the Art Gallery, Regent Cinema, Her Majesty's Theatre, several hotels and cafes (including the recently renovated and exceedingly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
joanln60
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entertainment precinct of Ballarat - features the Art Gallery, Regent Cinema, Her Majesty's Theatre, several hotels and cafes (including the recently renovated and exceedingly beautiful The Provincial Hotel opposite the historic Ballarat Railway Station which features Refreshment Rooms) and many other unique heritage buildings.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture alone on this street is marvelous and warrants a visit just on that point alone. I walked along it on a Sunday when many shops were closed however it allowed me to admire the buildings without all the bustle of people and traffic. The Ballarat art gallery is on this street near the gold exchange. You really feel... More 

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Croydon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

doesn't cost anything to walk up & down Lydiard Street, architecture is stunning, you wont see better anywhere in Australia

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Thank Milligate
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Ballarat is a historical town with many buildings that make it interesting and quaint with the shopping area easily traversed on foot.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Recommend you get a self guided brochure of this historic area from the Information Bureau and you won't be disappointed. So many buildings to look at and most in very good condition. You can even have a peek inside the Theatre which is worth doing. We have done it all before but still enjoy revisiting this area.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

What a beautiful view it was to see the lovely heritage buildings compared to them in the bright summer light. It doesn't matter what time of the day or year you see these buildings it would be hard not to appreciate the workmanship placed into building these. They are so well maintained. What makes these even more special is that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

A great way to see some of the beautiful old buildings of Ballarat, a pity the council dropped the ball and allowed some modern warts to be built !!! New buildings can be built to fit in with the older ones it just takes planning and a competent council.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I totally love to walk on Lydiard Street , I had the feeling of being transported right to the past, with the charm and style of the old good times, great cafes , Art galleries, beautiful shops, a lovely walk.

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Melbourne,Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful streets of Victorian architecture you would find anywhere in Australia. The TV series Dr Blake often uses this street in its settings. Her Majesty's Theatre, Craigs Royal Hotel, The Mining Exchange are just a few of the superb buildings. Unfortunately a few modern disasters of buildings intervene.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Worth the money for lunch, and was really yummy... Mugs are a great size... Instead of using corn chips they could or used cc's or Doritos...

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