Calling all architecture lovers, this one’s for you. If you’re looking to escape the contemporary city and bring some vintage vibes to the ‘gram, here are five of the best Instagrammable buildings in Canberra that ooze heritage charm.
The heritage listed six-roomed stone cottage is located on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin. Built in 1860 with stone taken from Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain, the 150-year-old cottage has been preserved even as the landscape has changed around it.
For more information, visit www.nca.gov.au/blundells
Wendouree Drive, Parkes
St John’s Anglican Church
Dating back to the earliest days of European settlement in the area, St John’s Anglican Church was built in the English Gothic style. Featuring beautiful stained-glass windows, the Church evokes an English village feel in the Nation’s Capital.
45 Constitution Ave, Reid
Constructed in 1916-1917, the Fitters Workshop brings an industrial, old-school charm to the Kingston area. With its high ceilings and large windows, the space is a great venue but you’ll need to book it or attend an event to get inside.
For more information, visit www.arts.act.gov.au/our-arts-facilities/fitters-workshop
Kingston Arts Precinct, Wentworth Avenue
Old Parliament House
The home of the Museum of Australian Democracy is an iconic Canberra structure. In addition to its historical and political significance, the building is also an architectural treasure. For extra fun, visit Old Parliament House during the annual Enlighten Festival in March to see it transformed by the illuminations.
18 King George Terrace, Parkes
Want more than just one building? Surrounded by countryside, the village of Hall has plenty of charm. First established in 1882, the quaint village is now a foodie destination for Canberrans. Drop in to ‘gram the historic character and stay for the food.
While visiting any of these places, please remember to be considerate and mindful of other people.
Do you have a favourite building in Canberra? Let us know in the comments!
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