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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. Add The Big Fiddle and other attractions to your Sydney trip itinerary using our Sydney travel itinerary maker.
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  • Good place to hang out and get free Wi-Fi once you get off your cruise ship. Lots of little shops in here and the beer and food here were very good. I had the seafood chowder and it was great! 
  • It's a giant fiddle that pipes recorded fiddle music... Bring your selfie-stick. It is close to the cruise ship terminal. 
  • We came for Celtic Colours this year and the fiddle makes perfect sense as this island's connection to the music is wonderful. Music flows from the fiddle and don't miss the film inside about the isla...  more »