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Amigos Castle

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
+61 475 691 632
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A quaint and wonderful experience!

Amigo, an Italian immigrant and opal miner who has lived at Lightning Ridge for years built this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rosemary H
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Australia
Awesome

Awesome definitely worth the look only $5 entry Anita’s introduction to the story of how the castle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela P
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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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+61 475 691 632
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Reviewed yesterday

Amigo, an Italian immigrant and opal miner who has lived at Lightning Ridge for years built this castle by hand with local rocks on his mining lease. He lives in seclusion and a friend takes the admission money and shows people around. Story goes that...More

Thank Rosemary H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome definitely worth the look only $5 entry Anita’s introduction to the story of how the castle came to be was great

Thank Angela P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For the princely sum of $5 you get a very interesting summary of the history of the place from Anita. Well worth the price. Extremely interesting to hear about one man’s enthusiasm to build such a place is an out of the way town like...More

Thank kathyborg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to visit staff are 5 star guided etc etc Alan and Carol we will come back again next time in area

Thank rji100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove out to see this place what a great place to see and the work that's gone into it, wish he would have been able to finish it. As my wife comes from the same area that Stefano comes from we got to talk to...More

Thank Graeme B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Amigos castle is on of those must do's when visiting the "Ridge". Our visit was a part of an organised bus tour and we were able to spend a lot of time in this stunning man made castle on the outskirts of...More

Thank brockc761
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to visit. Has a beautiful art gallery that includes work from local artists/ it is very unusual but stunning! We actually got to meet the bulider of the castle who was very funny, and it turns out that whole castle was built out...More

Thank Caitlin L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

wow Anita the tour guide was such a wealth of knowledge, not only about the castle itself but the knowledge about opal mining and even about how to cut opals. She is an opal miner and opal cutter, she seems to have such a vast...More

Thank Emma-Lee F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A mans story of his time at the Ridge. The youngest historical site in Australia??? On the red door self drive tour.

Thank Rhonda M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as part of our Outback Opal Tour and so glad it was on the list. A really interesting place with a good story. I would love to see Council approve this place to have some ammenities added as it would make the BEST...More

Thank LeeLahLah
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Frances M
2 October 2016|
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Response from Cathie M | Reviewed this property |
Follow the red car 🚗 door tour. Door no. 4 or go 2 LR tourist info for further details/maps
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