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Lydiard Street

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Address: Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Lydiard Street Ballarat - full of history

We stayed at The George Hotel on Lydiard Street, Ballarat. The street takes you back in time. I do believe that some episodes of Doctor Blake were filmed on this street.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well preserved old buildings along Lydiard Street and most of them are still in service. These old buildings are beautiful.

Thank Quack H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The George Hotel on Lydiard Street, Ballarat. The street takes you back in time. I do believe that some episodes of Doctor Blake were filmed on this street.

Thank CairnsScotty
Keswick, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously the town fathers are trying their best to preserve and enhance the street which is the absolute centre of the old ballerat .And well done them!

Thank nedrow5791
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although quite cold, we walked the street, seeing the historical buildings. Walked down as far as the old gaol.

Thank warners1
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great apartment everything need plus a spa centrally located not far from railway if catching train into Melbourne supermarket within walking distance and restaurant attached what more could you want. The check in an out was quick an very helpful.

Thank betanj
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Must do in Ballarat, especially combined with the Railway station, the Art Gallery and Cafe and the George hotel.

Thank craig m
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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439 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went down both North And South of this street admiring the wonderful old buildings that have been looked after, it is little wonder that this was chosen as the location of an Australian drama series. Do not rush and use both sides of the road or you will miss something.

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Ballarat, Australia
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Lydiard Street between the railway and Grant Street lies within Ballarat's Lydiard Street heritage precinct. It is unique in Victoria as rarely are so many buildings protected by heritage overlay for so many decades. It has much cultural and historical significance and is an enjoyable place to bring family, friends and as a tourist would be a must for Ballarat.... More 

1 Thank Peoniesandtulips
Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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.

Thank Glenny57
Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

Thank arawes1

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