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Bishop's Palace

The Mall, Waterford, Ireland
353 51 849650
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Visited recently with our son and baby. We really enjoyed it. Boy these tour guides really knew their stuff and made it fun . Our 4 year old loved it . He got to sit at the large table with waterford crystal and was called my lord. He loved that bit! Really enjoyed it , lots to see here. Well... More

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

Hi maj55555, well thank you very much for that glowing report of your visit and we're delighted that your son enjoyed his seat at the top of the table, our butler Mr What Why certainly knows royalty when he see's it, I just hope it didn't cause you problems when you got home! Our team here at the Bishop's Place... More

Waterford, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a great place. The tour was well structured, and it kept your attension on what the tourguides were saying. They made sure that children were entertained and involved on the way around the rooms. Man and the lady tourguides were fantastic in every way and I really enjoyed the banter..:)

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

Good afternoon Blue20122013, thank you so very much for your very kind review of the Bishop's Palace re-enactor led tour, by our very own butler Mr What Why and the housekeeper Mrs Rickards. The pair do try and keep everyone informed, enlightened and entertained as they take you through the palace. Its evident by your review that they exceeded in... More

Richmond, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were needing to get to Rosslare and only had about an hour to see one of the Wexford museums so we chose this one. We used the self guided tour since we didn't have time for the full conducted version. Anyway, it was excellent and gave us a good feel for the importance of the town from Georgian times... More

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

George, many thanks for deciding to take in the Bishop's Palace on your recent trip to Ireland. We were delighted you enjoyed your experience using our individual audio guides and hopefully on your next trip you will have more time to do the re-enactor led tour which will give you even more information and history about the artefacts and the... More

Wittlich, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a great time here. My mom has a bad knee so it was nice that their was a lift. I loved the info and that fact that we all got our own headsets so you moved on as you wished.

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

Hi Amelia, thank you very much for your very kind comments, and delighted that you enjoyed the use of your own headsets for your tour of the Bishop's Palace. It was good to hear that the lifts in the building helped your mother get around at her own pace and thoroughly enjoyed her experience at the Bishop's Palace. More

Chorley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited the museum looking for specific local history regarding a relative born in the city, a local celebrity William Vincent Wallace. The tour guides were excellent and one even sang a song from one of the opera's that Wallace wrote. Really friendly and informed staff. Well worth a visit.

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

Chris, its great to get such fantastic reviews for the tour here at the Bishop's Palace. All of the team and especially the re-enactors love to ensure that you have a most enjoyable experience when you come here. The butler Mr What Why is always looking for an excuse to exercise his vocal chords, I just hope he sang in... More

Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The building is beautiful and the exhibits are well set out in a chronological order. The tour is a must the two tour guides get into character from the 1800's and thus make it more interesting and enjoyable. Really enjoyed our time there.

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

Good afternoon to the Howletts from Australia, many thanks for your very kind review of the Bishop's Palace and for our two re-enactors, the butler Mr What Why and the housekeeper Mrs Rickards, I will certainly pass on your kind remarks to them both, they will be delighted that you had an entertaining tour of the Bishop's Palace and its... More

Lismore, Waterford, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It would be a short enough stint but worth going to. Apparently I have to fill a hundred characters minimum. So here we go. Is that enough?

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

HI Ann, thank you very much for your very short and concise review, it was obvious that you enjoyed your trip to the Bishop's Palace! More

Cavan, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tour guides were brilliant!! The tour was so well presented and timed perfectly between the two guides. They both got into character for the whole duration and kept everyone entertained. Good way to spend an hour.

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

Good afternoon RoMcD2014, we are delighted that you had a fantastic time here at the Bishop's Palace. I shall certainly pass on your very kind comments to our butler Mr What Why and the housekeeper Mrs Rickards, I know they will be delighted that you enjoyed yourself here at the Bishop's Palace. More

Llanelli, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We didn't wait for the guided tour as we were short of time, but even so, we enjoyed our visit to the Bishop's Palace. We were lucky to receive a lot of information from a chap in one of the rooms, who filled in a lot of information about the exhibits and the history behind them. He also gave us... More

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

Hi RojBlake, many thanks for taking the time to visit the Bishop's Palace and also for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. Its great to get such positive feedback and on your next visit, you might like to take the re-enactor led tour, which is at no extra cost, and the butler Mr What Why and the housekeeper Mrs Rickards will give... More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I liked the proximity to the city centre and the crystal glass showroom. I also liked the fact that I was able to get a joint ticket for this with a Museum ticket. They share a coffee shop and in good weather it is possible to sit outside. I really enjoyed the tour, in spite of being an ignorant non-conformist!!... More

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

Good morning Patricia, many, many thanks for you kind words about the Bishop's Palace, it is indeed a wonderful building to visit, not just on a wet day, but any day! There is so much to see and you can certainly relax in the Bishop's Palace Café inside or out on the plaza when the weather is beautiful like it... More

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