Lydiard Street

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Lydiard Street
4.5
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,316 contributions
Nov. 2021
Lydiard Street is one of Australia's most historic boulevards. Most of the buildings date from the middle of the 19th century, when Ballarat was one of the richest cities in the world, its wealth built on gold. Totay this Victorian era thoroughfare is well worth inspecting, for its history and romance
Written 11 December 2021
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Swisshen
Melbourne, Australia2,257 contributions
Nov. 2021
If you get a chance either go on line or pick up a historical walking map of Lydiard Street. The street is filled with Victorian architecture at its best, thanks to the Gold Rush. Amongst the gem are the Craig Hotel, Her Majesty's Theatre and Mining Exchange.
Written 23 November 2021
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Mark G
Melbourne, Australia1,766 contributions
Nov. 2021
Every building tells a story down this historic street. Full of old bluestone buildings connected to Ballarat's day as a gold mining town.
Written 21 November 2021
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Frog-Aus
Melbourne, Australia322 contributions
Jul. 2021
A most interesting and enjoyable walk along this street lined with interesting historical buildings most of them dating back to the Victorian era and the gold rush days
Written 2 August 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,316 contributions
Mar. 2021
Lydiard Street is a reflection of the great wealth that gold brought Ballarat. The Great Australian Gold Rush, beginning in 1851, was based on Ballarat, one of the richest alluvial goldfields in the world. Magnificent Victorian era buildings line Lydiard Street, such as the George Hotel and Craig's Royal Hotel.
Written 10 March 2021
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John S
Melbourne, Australia1,823 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Couples
It's unusual to find a street in things to do in a place but this certainly deserves to be recognised.
Many relatively old buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries in quite good condition.
Many now open as different businesses but still worth seeing.
Written 5 January 2021
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Pam Dimech
Riddells Creek, Australia16 contributions
Jun. 2020
We stayed in this BnB in Lydiard street north. It was a three bedroom apartment above a shop . I can only say it was fantastic. Myself and two girlfriends stayed there. It was so spacious and so close to everything . Walking distance to shopping and places too eat. Highly recommended.
Written 29 June 2020
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vsop-50
Vlijmen, The Netherlands974 contributions
Nov. 2019
Ballarat is an old gold mining town where a number of its inhabitants became very wealthy. Hence there are many beautiful old buinding to admire, eg Her Majesty's Theater, the Town Hall, Craig's Hotel, the George Hotel etc.
Written 7 November 2019
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Kaye P
Encounter Bay, Australia56 contributions
Aug. 2019
A wonderful history of the mining era. Grand old buildings from the time - 1888 and newer ones like the Regent Theatre and the Provincial Hotel (which is a mix of many architectural styles).
Written 2 September 2019
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Saskiagrav
Padua, Italy1,611 contributions
Aug. 2019
A major street showcasing 19 C colonial architecture. So many grand buildings surviving here . A shame a few newer ugly buildings were allowed to develop in the sixties on the street , and will never , hopefully be allowed to happen again . This whole street is a very important living everyday historical monument in its own right .
Written 21 August 2019
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