- This sophisticated Gothic Revival building was designed in England by an architect who never visited Sydney. Edmund Blore may have seen paintings of the site, but he was totally unfamiliar with the prevailing climatic conditions and neglected to provide a front porch! Constructed between 1837 and 1845, the building has housed countless governors of New South Wales and is now open to the general public. Viewing is by guided tours only, which depart on the hour and half hour, and can be accessed through the Gatehouse. The interiors and furniture collection are also world class. Admission is free.
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