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Historic

Good to see many of the old original buildings still on Lydiard street as well as film locations... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Diane W
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Adelaide, Australia
Well preserved history

We came here on the train and strolled down Lydiard street. It is a beautifully preserved... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
CorvettePete
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Good to see many of the old original buildings still on Lydiard street as well as film locations for the Dr Blake series

1  Thank Diane W
BallaratInformation, Visitor services at Lydiard Street, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Diane! We take great pride in the heritage of Lydiard Street. Thanks, Kieren

Reviewed 7 July 2018

We came here on the train and strolled down Lydiard street. It is a beautifully preserved streetscape from the 1880s. Very interesting buildings. According to our guide, the end of the street near the station had the surface level raised by about one storey. Have...More

Thank CorvettePete
BallaratInformation, Visitor services at Lydiard Street, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi CorvettePete! It certainly a sight to behold after exiting the train. We're glad to hear you took the time to see the whole street and enjoyed what you saw. Thanks, Kieren

Reviewed 28 June 2018

I loved the old buildings, everywhere I looked there were more beautiful buildings to see and be in awe of

Thank andiec704
BallaratInformation, Visitor services at Lydiard Street, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi andiec704! We appreciate your comments and are glad you loved Lydiard Street. Thanks, Kieren

Reviewed 22 May 2018

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
Reviewed 6 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
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
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

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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
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
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

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Denise C
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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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