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'Buda' is an authentic house and garden surviving from the gold rush era in Castlemaine, Victoria, lovingly named after Budapest by its Hungarian owner, Ernest Leviny. It was home to the creative Leviny family for 118 years and houses their...more
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42 Hunter St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
All reviews old house talented family on display worth a visit nice house national treasure original furnishings dining room great volunteers some tlc late spring great insight the kitchen run by volunteers local history gold rush for sale
Like a lot of these old homes in country Victoria, Buda offers a glimpse into the past. Despite the trappings, it was still a difficult life in the country, more so for the servants than the occupants of the house. But this a beautiful home,...More
I visited this property on New Years Eve. The inside of the home is beautiful. It was lovely to look at the photos and the many amazing craft items made by various members of the family. I look forward to seeing the kitchen once opened....More
We were recommended to take a drive to see Buda by a lovely gentleman at Info Centre in Bendigo. So glad we did. Great to see a cherished and well loved home. Walking through the property and reading the literature was fascinating, you can really...More
If you are in Castlemaine these beautiful gardens and homestead are worth a visit.
Personally we would not make a special trip to see, but if in the area most definitely.
If you are into gardens this would be a must.
First we checked out the plants that are for sale which are grown onsite from their plants there. Then on to the dining room for a lovely lunch. Next a tour of the garden with explanations, lovely lilacs and many other plants. Wonderful old trees....More
This historic home and garden is a must to visit while in Castlemaine. Beautifully restored with original furniture and family artefacts. The various artistic talents of the family members are on display and gives a fascinating insight into the life and times of this family...More
Buda is a gem. The perfect setting for a Sunday Arts & High Tea event. I took a group of 14 to the event of which over half had never visited Buda before and I myself had not been there for some months. The garden...More
Date of experience: July 2017
Clare H, Public Relations Manager at Buda Historic Home and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017
Thankyou for your review!
We are so glad your group enjoyed themselves!
Buda has been running the Sunday Arts & High Tea events for a couple of years now, and they have become a highlight of our events calendar.
Generally held quarterly, there is a...More
Response from Bathurst2795 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I've been away and didn't see your question in time. But if you're there now and checking TripAdvisor, then the answer is 'yes' it's worth a visit. This was the home of an extremely interesting family and the... More
Sorry I've been away and didn't see your question in time. But if you're there now and checking TripAdvisor, then the answer is 'yes' it's worth a visit. This was the home of an extremely interesting family and the presentation is great. I can't remember the cost, but I don't think it was high.