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“Great Food Shops, Gallery and Cinema”
Review of Lydiard Street

Lydiard Street
Ranked #8 of 74 things to do in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Food Shops, Gallery and Cinema”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Lydiard Street showcases the best of historic Ballarat with its beautiful buildings. The new eatery called 'The Lane' is a welcome addition.

Visited December 2012
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Avoca, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Some nice history, but . . .”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is supposed to be one of the most historic precincts of Ballarat and yes, it does have some wonderful old buildings. But, there is a lot of it that has not been well preserved and too much of it is given over to offices of legal practices.

Visited October 2012
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Geelong, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
528 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“A streetscape from a past era”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Step into the nineteenth century in 21st century Ballarat. Visit Lydiard Street, let your imagination run riot, and step back in time.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“beautiful historic street”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Ballarat’s beautiful historic street in the city centre, lined with gallery, shops, restaurants and hotels, all transformed into those buildings from 1800s and early 1900s. The street is very charming, suprisingly not crowded, good for a walk or stop somewhere to have coffee.

Visited December 2011
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The Angle, Nsw, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Lovely Architecture”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Wide, lovely road. Lined with all sorts of shops, cafes and restaurants, all in exceptionally pretty buildings from centuries past. Like everything else in Ballarat, it is relaxing and represents an escape from the flurry of daily life elsewhere.

Visited August 2012
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