Melbourne may not be home to any royal palaces, but this lavish mansion is not far off. Built in 1868 in the Romanesque style, Rippon Lea House & Gardens was home to a succession of wealthy owners before being acquired by the National Trust and opened to the public. The house itself is located in the center of a vast pleasure dome of lakes, bridges, orchards and flower gardens. Tours are available, specializing either in the gardens or the house's restored interior.
Attractions & Landmarks, Tours
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- Nearest Train: Rippon Lea