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Buda Historic Home and Garden

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History and Art

The historic house and garden Buda was occupied by the wealthy and artistic Leviny family for over... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
Peter S
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Au
Family history made real

Several people had recommended we go to the Buda house, Buda as in Buda-Pest from the Hungarian... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2015
Michael C
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Gunning, New South Wales, Australia
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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
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

We almost missed going here would have missed the amazing house and gardens packed full of important art works by generations of owners and prominent Australian and O/S artists crafts people ... A national treasure trove Friendly enthusiastic volunteer staff HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank MartyDownunder
Clare H, Public Relations Manager at Buda Historic Home and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thankyou so much for your interest in Buda, we certainly feel that Buda is so important to the history of Australian immigration, women, the Arts & Crafts movement, Australian garden history, and of course gold rush history!

Reviewed 17 January 2016

The historic house and garden Buda was occupied by the wealthy and artistic Leviny family for over a century. The family patriarch Ernst Leviny was a silver and goldsmith who had made a fortune creating jewellery and other fine works. He purchased the house where...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Peter S
Clare H, Public Relations Manager at Buda Historic Home and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thankyou Peter, you seemed to absorb so much information about Buda, spoken like one of our tour guides! So glad you appreciated the importance of Buda!

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We drove 100mins up from Melbourne to see this historic house and as we were heading towards to nursery area, we encountered a very rude and unfriendly staff. She treated us as if we were trespassing or had stolen something from her. Left such a...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank K4renw0ng
Clare H, Public Relations Manager at Buda Historic Home and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

So sorry you had a negative experience, we aim to look after every one of our guests, and introduce them to this special slice of goldfields history.

Reviewed 15 January 2016

Visited this gorgeous old home and found it so interesting and full of beautiful old things, walked around the garden which was very dry and brown sadly but imagine would be beautiful in spring time, definately worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank F8097TWmichaelb
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Several people had recommended we go to the Buda house, Buda as in Buda-Pest from the Hungarian silversmith whose house it was and whose family lived there till quite recently. The house is beautifully maintained with good attention to detail. It is projects like this...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

A. Grand old house , with history , and volunteer tour guides to show you through. Beautiful gardens ,well worth a visit if in Castlemaine

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Merryl G
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This garden is a credit to the people who created and those who now maintain it. There are beautiful little pathways, with twists and turns, opening into lovely cottage-type gardens and formal gravelled areas. Lots of garden seating and stone steps to sit on whilst...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

This lovely old house set in a large garden in Castlemaine is well worth a visit because it illustrates a lovely house of the early 1900's. The volunteers do a very good job in the upkeep of the house and extremely large parkland & gardens....More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Crawford M
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This was a complete surprise. Had only read about the house on arrival in Castlemaine. The displays and furnishings are true to life and original. The house itself must have been a delight to live in. The gardens are large, about 3 acres, and must...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank trainerkd
Reviewed 5 October 2015

A beautiful old home and garden. The gardens were a little over run and in need of a tidy up, but with spring arrived it was beautiful in bloom and flowers everywhere

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank MMM M
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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
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