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Lydiard Street

Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 419 385 577
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Stuck in the 80's

I agree that this street has a lot of Historical Structure, but I just wish somehow make the street... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Samantha F
,
Melbourne, Australia
Grand old days

This is a street of wonderful, imposing colonial architecture. It sings to a city which understands... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
SalineSS
,
Adelaide, Australia
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 419 385 577
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"mining exchange"
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"art gallery"
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"her majesty's theatre"
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"lovely street"
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"provincial hotel"
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"buildings lining"
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"preserved buildings"
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"buildings including"
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"both sides"
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"gold rush"
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"country town"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I agree that this street has a lot of Historical Structure, but I just wish somehow make the street a little more modern, But I guess that's Ballarat for you

Thank Samantha F
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is a street of wonderful, imposing colonial architecture. It sings to a city which understands that heritage is a top tourist attraction and of immense value to the future.

Thank SalineSS
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

A walk down Lydiard Street to just admire the architecture is worth a visit. Raise your eyes to first floor level and study the ornate facades of these buildings. It is quite a stage set and a vision of bygone times... It's a tribute to...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The street cuts through Sturt Street (the main thoroughfare) and is lined with some magnificent historic buildings including the infamous Craigs Hotel with it's beautiful interior classy design, the Miners Exchange with it's decorative wrought iron facade and grand Art Gallery. Towards the landmark train...More

2  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

It's just nice to walk slowly and take in the grand presence that the beautiful old buildings have in the street. Bit of a step back in time.

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I love Lydiard Street and would recommend it highly to anyone interested in Australian social history. The architecture of so many of the houses is just gorgeous and speaks eloquently of an elegant past. I'm sure the watchers of the Dr. Blake series (I'm not...More

Thank db7952
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Lydiard Street runs through the heart of Ballarat and features some of the city's finest Gold Rush era buildings, including the Old Gaol, Her Majesty's Theatre, old Post Office, Craig's Royal Hotel, the Gold Mining Exchange, and the Art Gallery of Ballarat. From the CBD,...More

Thank Jason F
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The architecture in Lydiard St is fabulous. Takes you back to a previous time, with out the horse and cart, but still wonderful. Make sure you look up, especially across the street from where you're walking.

Thank Helen O
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Lydiard Street has marvellous old gold rush era buildings. It is a tragedy that there are also other buildings which were built in the 50s or 60s which are blight on the landscape

Thank John W
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This street is so wonderful with its old buildings. There are a number of different buildings with their own history.

Thank hawks_me
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Denise C
3 February 2018|
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Response from hawks_me | Reviewed this property |
Hi, my family always go to Sebastiaans. It has a nice atmosphere and the food is always so tasty. There are a few others around in that street if this doesnt suit
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