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Bishop's Palace

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Address: The Mall, Waterford, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 51 849650
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Nice collection of period items

Well restored building with very friendly folks. Quite nice collection of period items and the rooms themselves are beautiful. Especially liked the large wooden rocking horse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Fort Worth
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71 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Well restored building with very friendly folks. Quite nice collection of period items and the rooms themselves are beautiful. Especially liked the large wooden rocking horse and then the Dining room with all the crystal. The audio guide didn't always exactly match what you were looking at and was a bit dramatic at times but quite informative. The top floor... More 

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

Good morning Jim Many thanks for taking the time to visit the Georgian Bishop's Palace, we do appreciate it! The audio guide is a great way to see the house and all its artefacts and I'm sorry it didn't match your viewing all of the time, you could have taken the re-enactor led tour of the building where you get... More 

Doneraile, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Has the oldest piece of Waterford Crystal in the world. It also has a Napoleon Bonaparte mourning cross one of only 12 that were made. Very interesting museum

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

Good morning 213speedy5 Many thanks for visiting the Georgian Bishop's Palace, we were delighted that you found the visit to the Bishop's Palace interesting and worthwhile. It was designed in 1741 by the Anglo-German architect Richard Castles, he also designed our seat of parliament, Lenister House in Dublin! As mentioned, we have the oldest piece of Waterford Glass, the Penrose... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The tour and our guide were great. The guide was dressed in period clothes and spoke with knowledge and authority about his subject. Lots of neat historical furnishings and information.

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

Good morning Tom Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Bishop's Palace. Our guides, the butler, Mr Whatwhy and the housekeeper, Mrs Rickards love to show people around the Palace and tell them all about the life and times of Waterford from that period. Everything within the Palace are genuine historical artefacts and Mr... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Really enjoyable tour of amazing building steeped in history, beautiful furniture and portraits and impressive collection of fabulous Waterford glass. Very relaxed and uniquely informal approach by staff. Recommend highly

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

Good morning Sharon Thank you so very much for your recommendation, we really appreciate when our visitors take the time to give us such wonderful feedback. All of the team here in the Bishop's Palace want to make sure everyone's visit is enjoyable and relaxing. All of our artefacts and furniture are original including all of our collection of Waterford... More 

NANTES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A pleasant visit in a beautiful place, with two very concerned guides, role-players without equal. A fast diction however, difficult to stop and understand for some ones in our french group.

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

Good afternoon Pablo Many thanks for visiting us here in the Georgian Bishop's Palace and taking the time to gives us your feedback. All of our team enjoy their work and are very passionate about their roles here in the Palace, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit with Mr Whatwhy, the butler and Mrs Rickards, the housekeeper. Being Irish,... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went to see this beautiful building designed by Richard Cassels. What a lovely building for any of you into Georgian architecture. Amazing pieces on view including the oldest piece of Waterford Crystal. Lesley at reception a great ambassador for the Bishops Palace ,friendly and informative .

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

Good morning Kathryn Thank you for visiting the Georgian Bishop's Palace and for taking the time to give us such a positive review, we really do appreciate it. Lesley on reception is very passionate about her work, as is all the team, and I'm delighted that it shown through and I will certainly pass on your wonderful comments to her.... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Knowledgeable and friendly staff helped to make our group visit special as part of the overall Viking Triangle experience

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

Good morning Gill Many thanks for your fantastic feedback, all of our team here at Waterford Treasures try to make everyone's experience as positive as possible and will do their utmost so that you have an enjoyable time. From the front of house team to all of our re-enactors we do try to give all our visitors the best possible... More 

County Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I brought my class to Bishop's Palace and we went on a guided tour. Our tour guide Richie was fantastic. He pitched the tour at exactly the correct level for 5th class and was very informative. I recommend this tour to all school children in Waterford.

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

Good morning Catherine Many thanks for taking the time to bring your students to visit us here in the Bishop's Palace, it is a fantastic place to see what Georgian Waterford was all about. Ritchie, our Mr Whatwhy, the palace butler loves taking people through the house and telling them all the tales of what went on here in Waterford... More 

horsham
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We visited the Bishop's Palace and the Museum during a day trip from our base in Dublin (2 hours 15 minutes on train). We really enjoyed the self guided tour and the handsets are invaluable to guide you around the various rooms and also allow you to highlight specific attractions to learn more about them. When we visited we were... More 

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

Good morning HorshamMoosehead! Many thanks for taking the time to 'escape' from the Pale and come down to Ireland's oldest city, Waterford and visit us here in the award winning Medieval Museum and the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. The day trip on the train is so relaxing and gives you additional opportunities for your visit to Ireland to explore other... More 

Pahrump, Nevada
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14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We really enjoyed the Medieval Museum and also the Bishop's Palace. We purchased a senior combo ticket which gave us access to both museums at a reduced price (6 euros each). It also included the audio headsets. There was lots to see and learn and it's a great way to spend half a day or more for people of all... More 

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

Good morning Judie, many thanks for your recent visit to both the award winning Medieval Museum and the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, we were delighted to have you! It is great to get such positive feedback from our visitors, from our ticket pricing to having the options of an audio guide or the re-enactor led tours all at the one... More 

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