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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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  • Truly a Cape Breton icon, the fiddle is magnificent. We could see it nightly from our harbour view Holiday Inn room.  more »
  • This giant fiddle is surly a local atraction to visit, take a photo and go... Not much more, and yet, worth the visit if you are there.  more »
  • The fiddle is a wonderful sight on the waterfront and it is great to get photos with, kids will be amazed by the size. I found the area quite relaxing.  more »