The Big Fiddle, Sydney

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With a name that says it all, sitting on the Sydney waterfront The Big Fiddle is a quirky homage to Cape Breaton's Celtic heritage and fiddle music. Artist Cyril Hearn created the structure in 2005, which soars 17 m (55.7 ft) into the air. A beacon for musical events and local artisan markets, the fiddle also acts as a popular photo opportunity, so bring your camera. Believed to be the largest illuminated fiddle in the world, you can't miss this charming and playful sight as you stroll along the relaxing waterfront. Head to one of the nearby Big Fiddle Markets for speciality tartans celebrating the island's celtic ancestry. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Big Fiddle by using our Sydney tour itinerary website .
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  • Well placed and designed fiddle. Good place for photo opportunity around the harbour and boardwalk. Close by the city itself.  more »
  • Great music in a great venue, a few drinks with some old friends, what's not to love. The Scotties' local organizers should be applauded.  more »
  • I did not make it to Sydney but did the Cabot Trail, Bay of Fundy and the Valley. It rained 4 of the daysI was there. The Cabot trail was spectacular even in the rain.I researched Sydney just to see w...  more »
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  • Great place for a reception. Nice big room. The restaurant in this facility is one of the best in town. Great dining and yes a giant fiddle too
  • The Big Fiddle is a giant statue of a violin and beautiful music comes out of it. This might as well be Sydney's most popular sight and it looks stunning indeed.
  • Very nice place to visit
  • Beautiful place and a great view of the harbor
  • Had some rain that day but still a good place to go.
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