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Bishop's Palace, Waterford

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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A fine example of 18th-century architecture and the visionary work of Richard Castles, Bishop's Palace features a museum depicting the history of Waterford. Richard Castles designed several famous homes and buildings throughout Ireland, including the Leinster House in Dublin. Visit this elegant Georgian palace, view its beautiful terraced gardens, and walk through its museum, which was added to the site in 2011 and holds art and artifacts from the 1700s to 1970. Take a tour of the grounds from guides wearing traditional regional costumes for an engaging inside look at Waterford history. Work out when and for how long to visit Bishop's Palace and other Waterford attractions using our handy Waterford trip maker site.
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  • Myself and my husband went to visit Bishops Palace this is morning the staff where so nice we met our tour guide Laura , I have to say it was a pleasure her knowledge of the Palace was very very.....  more
    Myself and my husband went to visit Bishops Palace this is morning the staff where so nice we met our tour guide Laura , I have to say it was a pleasure her knowledge of the Palace was very very.....  more »
  • We were in city and looking for a hour to kill so decided to go bishop's palace at 4 o'clock closed at 5 o clock , minute we went inside the door the lady at the desk muttered Jesus under her breath.....  more
    We were in city and looking for a hour to kill so decided to go bishop's palace at 4 o'clock closed at 5 o clock , minute we went inside the door the lady at the desk muttered Jesus under her breath.....  more »
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  • This was such a fun museum! Before the guided tour started, I was able to watch a master glass etcher! Was really great to see. Then the tour started and it was very very fun. I had no idea it would be done by a person in character! I smiled so much once I realized that. Had a great time listening to her and what I was seeing.
  • We did the Bishop's Palace as part of the combined Waterford Museums ticket. It was really worthwhile as it is a beautifully curated 18th century home. It is particularly noteworthy because of its amazing collection of 18th century Waterford glass, which pre-dates The House of Waterford's shift to producing crystal. It has the oldest surviving piece of Waterford glass.

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