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Buda Historic Home and Garden

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rare garden

Wandering the paths you see an amazing array of irises, classic bulbs and spring beauty. The story... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2013
Melbourne, Australia
A trip back in time

It's a bit of a climb out of the main town if walking. 11 Dollars entrance which allows you to see... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2013
Poole, United Kingdom
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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
+61 3 5472 1032
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Really enjoyed being greeted by the one and only Jade who made us feel very welcome! The house and garden are truly wonderful to take the time to wander through.

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Pete T
Reviewed 24 November 2013

This should be your first look at the best house in Castlemaine. Buda's origins were as a bungalow built for a retired indian Army colonel but assumed its title when the hungarian owner named it after his hometown,Budapest. The contents provide a fascinating insight intothe...More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank Eli B
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Wandering the paths you see an amazing array of irises, classic bulbs and spring beauty. The story of the founding family is intriguing.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank BridgetEH
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We went through Buda recently. It seems to need a bit of TLC. The guides were very friendly & helpful but it was a bit like visiting your poor Grandma's house before she is trundled off to the nursing home. The gardens were over grown...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Daryl P
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This historic treasure needs to be supported by visitors, it's in need of serious funding - any philanthropists out there? This lovely old home contains many items of interest, and offers great insights into the traditional way of life in colonial Australia. It's also an...More

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank OzNana
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Make sure you leave a decent chunk of time to go through Buda. It's fascinating to be able to wander among the rooms full of personal effects of the Leviny family dating back to the mid 1800s. Lots of info, photos & pictures. The restoration...More

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank marsham745
Reviewed 15 March 2013

It's a bit of a climb out of the main town if walking. 11 Dollars entrance which allows you to see an interesting house owned by the same family for about 130 years. Nice and cool but not a great deal to see unless you...More

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank JohnTeee
Reviewed 15 January 2013

It is a testament to the creativity and resourcefulness of the women of this family. It is a little expensive- 11.00 per person and there are aspects of the home that appear in need of further attention ( garden). They do rely on revenue from...More

Date of experience: January 2013
3  Thank Cherie B
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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