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Linton is a town in the Goldfields region of Victoria close to Ballarat on the Glenelg Highway.


Linton was settled by miners, with the area originally known as the Linton Diggings. The railway arrived in 1890. Mining and industry in the town declined after World War II, and the railway line closed in 1976. Linton is now a rural town of around 400 people.

The main street has seen better days, with many of the shops closed or abandoned.

A VLine coach operates through Linton twice daily.

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  • Nimons Bridge on the Ballarat to Skipton railtrail is a short ride or drive outside of Linton. It is one of the largest timber trestle bridges in Victoria.
  • Bird Sanctuary

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Linton Bazaar is housed in a former green grocers and lolly shop in the main street of Linton. Here you will find all manor to treasures and junk. something to interest everyone

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  • Linton Takeaway, (At the bottom of the hill, near the memorial gardens). M-Sa 6AM-8PM Su 8AM-8PM. Cappuccino, Hamburgers, Fuel.  edit

The pub serves pizza Tuesday to Sunday.

  • Linton Railway Hotel. A Proper country pub Built early in the 1900's, The Linton Railway Hotel is a rare example of gothic revival architecture is well worth a look. Bar and dinning room meals are available Friday and Saturday nights and a their famous pizzas are available Tuesday to Sunday nights.  edit
  • Wares, Plants 'n' Things, 88 Sussex Street Linton. Café, Gifts, Hardware and nursery. specialising in homemade cakes and deserts and brewing locally roasted Hellbilly coffee.  edit

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  • Railway Hotel. The railway hasn't run through Linton for 30 years, but the railway hotel is still trading, right in the middle of town on the main street.

The railway hotel has 3 large and nicely furnished double rooms available for visitors. Priced to satisfy the most thrifty of guests.


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