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Amigo's Castle

If you've made it to the outback town of Lightning Ridge, make sure to explore this quirky space.
By Hudson Brown
March 28, 2022
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By Hudson Brown
March 28, 2022
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Lightning Ridge might be best known for its enduring opal mining history, but the community's collection of bizarre museums and monuments are definitely a close second. Amigo's Castle is perhaps the most emblematic of the town's unusual art spaces. This 15-metre-tall structure, based on Italian ruins, was hand-built with ironstone boulders in the 1980s. It's home to a small gallery, underground cellars, a corner turret and no roof. While the grounds surrounding the castle contain all sorts of tongue-in-cheek oddities.

Others not to miss are the Bottle House Museum, Astronomers Monument, Beer Can House and the Kangaroo Hill Complex.

Image: Peculiar Hand, Flickr

 

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