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Address: The Mall, Waterford, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 51 849650
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We had a very warm welcome here.Very friendly staff.(p.s : if you read this,enjoy the vacation :-) ) Nice things to see on several floors,just be carefull if you have children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Icesaxo
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Velm
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Velm
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49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very warm welcome here.Very friendly staff.(p.s : if you read this,enjoy the vacation :-) ) Nice things to see on several floors,just be carefull if you have children with you,a lot of breakable things around :-)

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Icesaxo Thank you very much for your very kind review and I will pass on your compliments to the team here at the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace! We do hope you get another opportunity to visit us and enjoy the splendour and history of Georgian Waterford, through our guided tours. Go raibh míle maith agat! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love going on tours in places of interest and my pet hate is when there is no guided tour especially if there is a huge amount of history associated with the building/area. This building is beautiful and has a great heritage and played an important part in Waterford history however you are left to your own devices to look... More 

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Jonathan Many thanks for taking the time to visit the Georgian Bishop's Palace, we do appreciate it! As you quiet rightly put it, the best way to see such a magnificent building is through a guided tour and I am very sorry that you did not get the opportunity to avail of it on your recent visit, as... More 

Carlow, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a group tour here in December, and was so impressed with the museum, and especially with the tour guides. Richie and Bláthnaid were so engaging and their re-enactment really brought the story to life. They were really informative, yet kept the tour upbeat and entertaining. I can't recommend them enough. The whole group loved the visit, and out... More 

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good afternoon jordan_alex1 Thank you very much for such a wonderful review of your visit to us in December of last year. Richie and Blathnaid certainly do bring history to life with their stories and knowledge of all of the artefacts within the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, I will pass on your compliments to both of them! We do hope... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some coffees here recently and must say, they are made very well. Great tasting and good attention to detail gone in to them. Would recommend the Hazelnut Latte.

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good afternoon Travel0h Thank you very much for your review of your visit to the Bishop's Palace Café, I will pass on your kind compliments to David Joy and the team there! Go raibh míle maith agat! More 

Waterford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff could not have been nicer or more professional and were great. The tour itself was very informative with alot of information about history,culture, antiques, etc. I would recommend it to anybody as part of a tour of Waterford. There is also a nice cafe downstairs which I would recommend that do AMAZING HOT CHOCOLATE!!!!

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Many thanks for your wonderful review of your recent visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. It is great to get such positive feedback, not just for the guided tour but on all of our team, I will certainly pass on your very kind comments. It certainly should be included in any visit to Waterford and I have... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit. Free audio tour adds to the experience. Top floor contains photos and memorabilia of people who lived in Waterford.

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Thank M H
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning MH Happy New Year to you and all your family! Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace! The audio tour is a great way to experience the wonders of the Bishop's Palace, an even better way is to take the guided tour with one of our re-enactors which is... More 

Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to Bishop's Palace today. The building itself is worth a visit and there are amazing collections of art, silverware and glassware plus photos and artefacts concerning the history of Waterford and Ireland.

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Roniom Many thanks for your recent review of your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. I am delighted that you were amazed with what we have on offer, with the wonderful building itself and all of the artefacts that are held within. We do hope you get another opportunity to visit us, as we have found from... More 

Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my classof 60 students (ages 8-12) down to Waterford as part of the Winterval Festival. While there we went on a tour of The Bishop's Palace. The entire process from booking the tour, meeting and greeting us and the tour itself were amazing. The staff could not have been nicer or more professional and were great with both... More 

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Seán WOW, what a wonderful review of your overall experience of dealing with the team here at the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. I will be passing on your fantastic comments to all of the team, which is very much appreciated. It proves that what we have to offer visitors to the Bishop's Palace will keep all age ranges... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice place to meet friends for a coffee or for a business meeting. The staff are friendly and amenable and the menu is varied and not too expensive. The venue itself is very nice and that alone would urge one to come back.

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Christina Many thanks for your wonderful review of your recent visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and the café. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we do hope you will come and visit us again in 2016. Go raibh míle maith agat! More 

Napa Valley, California
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had the opportunity to visit Bishop's Palace, beautiful pieces of fine art. Central in location, with knowledgeable professional staff. A lot to see, and a lot of information to take in. It might bid a return visit, to be able to enjoy all of what the Bishop's Palace has to offer.

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Napa43 Many thanks for visiting us here in the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and for the fantastic review of your visit, we really do appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your wonderful experience. I will pass on your very kind comments about our team here at the Palace and we certainly look forward to welcoming... More 

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