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Hyde Park Barracks

The Hyde Park Barracks is an historic building situated in the heart of Sydney, Australia. This building is unique because it was designed by convict architect Francis Greenway in 1818 as a place to house male convicts. The Hyde Park Barracks is listed as a World Heritage Site as it is one of the best examples of how Europeans expanded their colonial powers through the use of convict labour. The Hyde Park Barracks closed in 1848 after being Sydney’s principal lodging place for male criminals. Now the building is a public museum dedicated to exploring this part of Sydney’s history.

  • Visit the public museum at Hyde Park Barracks for an idea of what day-to-day life was like for convicts in Sydney during the 19th century.
  • Pay a visit to the Irish Famine Memorial whilst at the Hyde Park Barracks for a sobering reminder of how tough life was for prisoners, many of whom died of starvation.
  • Visit Sydney in late November or December when the Hyde Park Barracks are lit up for the Macquarie Night Lights, a beautiful display that that transforms the building into a colourful spectrum of light.

Sydney features a great system of public transportation that makes it easy to get around the city. The easiest way to get to the Hyde Park Barracks is to take the City Circle train line and get off at the St. James station that is just a short walk away. Those taking the Eastern Suburbs train line can get off at the Martin Place station, about ten minutes away on foot. Those with private cars should probably leave them at home, as there is no public parking at the Hyde Park Barracks.

Hotels near Hyde Park Barracks

233 hotels near Hyde Park Barracks

1 Swissotel Sydney

5 stars
4.5 / 5 316 reviews

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Swissotel Hotel Sydney offers comfortable accommodation and friendly service just around the corner from the famous Pitt Street Mall. Its central location is ideal for visits to popular city... More

2 Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

5 stars
4.5 / 5 106 reviews

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Suitable for business or holiday trips, Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney offers boutique accommodations with luxurious comforts in Sydney CBD. This lavish hotel places corporate travellers within easy... More

3 Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

5 stars
4.7 / 5 51 reviews

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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is a boutique hotel set in heritage-listed building that is ideal for discerning travellers visiting the heart of the New South Wales capital. This Sydney hotel... More

4 The Westin Sydney

5 stars
4.7 / 5 103 reviews

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Boasting elegant grandeur and top-notch accommodations in a central location, The Westin Sydney Hotel makes for an ideal retreat in downtown Sydney. This luxury hotel is a great starting point for... More

5 InterContinental SYDNEY

5 stars
4.7 / 5 53 reviews

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InterContinental Sydney Hotel welcomes discerning travellers to top-class accommodations with old world charm ambience close to the famous Australian harbour. The luxury hotel places visitors close... More

6 Sydney Central Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

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Sydney Central Inn provides comfortable accommodation and friendly services in the heart of the city. Guests can visit the Town Hall, a landmark sandstone building or the entertainment venues such... More

7 Quest World Square Sydney

4 stars
4.3 / 5 47 reviews

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Discerning travellers on business trips or holiday vacations find ideal base in the stylish accommodations of centrally located Quest World Square Serviced Apartments Sydney. The chic apartments in... More

8 Seasons Darling Harbour Sydney

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Featuring centrally located elegant accommodations, Seasons Darling Harbour Sydney makes for a suitable base for travellers visiting the city. While on a Sydney holiday, tourists can interact with... More

9 PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

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PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney invites holidaymakers to elegant accommodations in the city centre, just a walk away to key landmarks and attractions. Vacationers learn the beginnings of Sydney... More

10 Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

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Set near iconic landmarks like Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel At Circular Quay makes for an ideal starting point for tourists looking... More