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Address: The Mall, Waterford, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 51 849650
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The Bishop's Palace is well worth a visit. It gives a good history of Waterford. A lot of interesting displays and information.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Kevin M
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Waterford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Bishop's Palace is well worth a visit. It gives a good history of Waterford. A lot of interesting displays and information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Just finished a tour in bishops palace, I would highly recommend it. I visited the tour with a person using a wheelchair and initially when we were greeted with steps I thought it was over before it started!! I was wrong, we were greeted by staff who showed us a entrance through the cafe and from there were were shown... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. He knew we only had two hours to visit because we had wished to see both the Palace and the Medieval Museum. He did a wonderful job explaining the history of the palace, and the artifacts inside at a quick pace, but still taking enough time to answer our questions. We were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The audio you get when starting the tour is brilliant, it has earphones that start while entering a room, and stops when exiting a room and if you would like to know about a certain painting or piece of furniture you have options to hear the full history of it, I really enjoyed it.

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Waterford T, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Nora Many thanks for your recent visit to the wonderful Georgian Bishop's Palace, we love to hear of our visitors experience and how you enjoyed it. The audio guides are a great way to learn about the house and its artefacts. On your next visit, you might like to consider the re-enactor led guided tour, at no extra... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. A good insight into the history of Waterford here. We were late going in but the staff were so accommodating. We were offered a guided tour of the Palace even though we were only two in number! we didn't realise, until we were leaving the Palace, that they were in fact just closing when we arrived.... More 

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Waterford T, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Denise Many thanks for your very kind review of the Palace and our team here, we do try to facilitate everyone and we know that time ticks on when on holiday, so we love making visitors time here a memorable one and it appears that we did that for you. I will pass on your kind comments to... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visiting the palace on an excursion from a cruise ship. We enjoyed seeing the Irish country side with the cattle and sheep, and several thatched roofed houses. We first visiting the naterford factory and then crossed the street to the Bishop's Palace. My wife as well as another person from the ship were in wheel chairs.... More 

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Waterford T, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning DFH10 Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Georgian Bishop's Palace when your cruise ship docked in Waterford. I'm sorry to hear that your cruise guide left you wandering around after your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal, they should have contacted us here in the Palace and we would have... More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The tour was one of the best I have taken in a very long time - highly, highly recommended! Who knew that Waterford had some many connections to the history of UK and other interesting places too.

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Waterford T, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning Jim Thank you very much for those wonderful comments, I will pass them onto all of the team here in the Bishop's Palace, what a way to start their week, they will be delighted. Please feel free to spread the news, and we do hope to see you again in the future! More 

Pine, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This museum was quite interesting. Each of the major museums in Waterford are unique and worthy of spending time within. We enjoyed the exhibits and the staff were quite friendly and helpful. Really a necessary visit in order to understand Waterford.

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Waterford T, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good morning yondershiningstar Many thanks for visiting us here in the Georgian Bishop's Palace, we're delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. I will certainly pass on your kind comments regarding our team here at the palace, they really enjoy their work and the interaction that they have with all of our visitors. Your comment, 'Really a necessary visit in... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have visited this location on a few Saturdays whilst in the town shopping. Lovely décor, pleasant staff, lunch variety is great and the food is beautiful!, what more can I say...

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Waterford T, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good afternoon SlevinD Thank you very much for taking the time to visit the Georgian Bishop's Palace and for giving us such a glowing review. We do appreciate you taking the time in letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit to us and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you! More 

Arizona, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This museum starts with local history after the Middle Ages, basically picking up where the Medieval Museum ends, timeline-wise. If you have the time, visit both.

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Waterford T, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this review

Good afternoon AZdesert-rat Thank you so much for taking the 'Combined' visit to both the Bishop's Palace and the Medieval Museum. As you mentioned it is the continuation of Waterford's history from the medieval times into the Georgian period of Waterford's historical timeline. The best way to get to understand the history is to take the re-enactor guided tour, where... More 

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Address: Address: The Mall, Waterford, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 51 849650
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford

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