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Buda Historic Home and Garden

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Quite interesting

A nice snippet of history retained in the homestead and extensive gardens. May appeal more to older... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Interesting house, lovely garden

A self guided tour through Buda is most worthwhile with lots of original features on display. The... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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 1 October 2018

A nice snippet of history retained in the homestead and extensive gardens. May appeal more to older visitors. Good to visit in spring with all the masses of blooms throughout the gardens. While not amazing, it is a pleasant way to absorb a little more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Multimuffin
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Check opening times before going. A very interesting tour of the house and gardens, all lovingly looked after by volunteers and well worth the look into our past history. The gardens would be best in late Spring.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Morkie8
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This house and garden tell us how the well to do did it in the old days. The presentation of the house includes lots of original furnishing,etc. The gardens are also worth a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is lovely. Run really well, lots of info available. Clean, tidy, great volunteers. So lovely to see this home still looking nearly as it did when family lived there. Gardens are beautiful. Would visit again and highly recommend for all ages. well done

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank H7342JAkathym
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The old house was built by a Hungarian owner who came from Budapest the capital of Hungary. Budapest is made up of 2 towns one on eac side of te Danube River called Buda and Pest They are linked by te Elizabet bridge held together...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

A self guided tour through Buda is most worthwhile with lots of original features on display. The family story is also quite interesting. The garden was most impressive. We were there in mid winter so there wasn't a great deal of colour. However it is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Geoff2011
Reviewed 4 June 2018

What a great old home and so well presented giving a great insight to a bygone era. Period details retained and not updated. Fantastic

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank John T
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Buda has its early 20th century art deco pieces still in place. Made by the talented women in the family the decorative metalwork, embroidery, painting and furniture is a treat. A smallish home packed with beautiful artwork leaves you saturated in the art deco period....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank drmushrooms
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Magnificent large home built early 1860s, with 3 acres of lovely gardens. A great insight into the history of a wealthy gold rush era family who were very artistic.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank KayeandTerry
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Step back in time. See how successful some immigrants made their life during the gold rush in Castlemaine. Beautiful jewellery made by the owner on display as well as the original furnishings.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank bigfellabobb
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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