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Lydiard Street

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Address: Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Heritage and Character

A very interesting area to take a walk, rich in Heritage and Character, with a theartre, movies, restaurants, cafes, and accommodation all in a short walk and close to public... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Glenny57
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very interesting area to take a walk, rich in Heritage and Character, with a theartre, movies, restaurants, cafes, and accommodation all in a short walk and close to public transport and train station. You could spend a day in one street and enjoy it very much, don't forget the gold museum as well to browse around.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lydiard street is the grand dame of Ballarat. In the south is the magnificent Craig's Royal Hotel where many famous people have stayed including Dame Nelly Melba. Beautifully restored. Near by are many other lovely gold era buildings. In the north is the lovely former ANZ bank on the corner of Sturt Street and Lydiard street, further along the Mining... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lydiard Street is a Ballarat institution. It has loads of historic buildings (that I'm sure have ghosts in them). Lovely cafe's and shops to sit in and browse. One of Ballarat's main roads. Well worth a look when you are there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driven by the Gold Rush in the 1850s, Ballarat was one one of Victoria's and Australia's wealthiest cities. A walk down Lydiard Street gives you a feeling for how grand it was with many fine old buildings lining the broad boulevarde.

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Thank Robert C
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful street in the Heart of Ballarat. A culture filled area with gorgeous Victorian styled buildings, including the Railway station and the Mining Exchange ,amongst others.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only had an evening and morning here but from what we did see it has a lot to offer. Just walking this Street with all its interesting old buildings & history was a most enjoyable few hours .

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a local I visit this street quite often and I still after many years find the buildings so beautiful and full of amazing history.

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Thank leejay83
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is really what Ballarat is all about, From the old jail at one end (now a uni) to the cemetery at the other, and so much in between. The history and fabulous buildings never get old. Hehe, they are actually very old, Some of my favorites are the pubs. Check out the Craigs, the George, the Provential, and others.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Wonderful to see that Ballarat has so many lovely historic buildings. Take the time to wander the streets and enjoy the architecture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

A rare sight into how a prosperous city would have looked in its heyday. A great stroll and imagining you are back at the turn of the 20th Century (1901 not 1899 or 1900)

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