Amigos Castle, Lightning Ridge

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  • Visited this area on a town tour, but could go as an individual. Well worth the look at this effort a man has done over many years.  more »
  • Amigos Castle is an intriguing place. It's not a large place to walk around, and when I was there it wasn't really open as such. But, I met the gate keeper, who told me about the underground tunnels a...  more »
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  • Gothic Wonder with an Intriguing History, in Outback NSW Lightning Ridge is nothing if not unusual and Amigo's Castle is fine example of that. We had not expected a gothic style castle in the dusty outback of New South Wales. This magnificent, although incomplete castle, based on Italian ruins is built on a mining lease. The 15 metre tall structure is the work of Vittorio Stefanato, known locally as Amigo. Disenchanted with opal mining Amigo commenced building his castle from ironstone boulders he collected in the area.
  • Incredible feat of building by one man in the middle of the Australian desert.

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