The Big Fiddle, Sydney

4.1
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • The worlds largest playing fiddle! Great photo op plays Cape Breton fiddle music. On the Sydney ns waterfront. Take in our boardwalk while your there 😉  more »
  • It's a big fiddle alright. There are a few other things to see and do in the area. The boardwalk is nice, and there is a good beer garden around the corner. Nice attraction.  more »
  • We keep trying to fully enjoy this restaurant but it never seems to give 100%. The tables are set up like a curved alleyway and the noise from the open space below can be overwhelming. We were even...  more »
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  • First time in the city. The big fiddle is cool. Next to the big chair. Nice walk around the boardwalk too. There's a public boat launch nearby and lots of places to eat and listen music all around the area. 5 buck fish and chips from a vendor on the boardwalk.
  • It's a neat place to visit. Great place for sunset photos as well. Missed it this time though. There is a restaurant with a patio in the background that we have yet to try out. On the bucket list it goes.
  • A family member suggested I take my great aunt there for supper. The view was spectacular of the harbour, the live musician was entertaining and the food was delicious!
  • Was down from Ontario for National Track and Field events, so we looked up places to see! Was great tourist experience, lots of photo ops and beautiful boardwalk One thing is most the tiny shops are closed unless its a day the ship comes in :(
  • Took wedding photos here with our wedding party and they turned out fantastic.

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