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Lydiard Street

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

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Full of artistic heritage

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
michellecass1977
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Nerang, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

There is heaps to see in this street so would recommend a stroll down both sides of the street and make sure you take your camera. You will stroll past the theatre and across the road you have the stunning old hotel - Craigs which you must pop into for a look.

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