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Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden

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Address: 351 Moama Street, Hay, New South Wales 2711, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6993 1727
Description: Bishop's Lodge is a unique iron building designed to combat the harsh...
Bishop's Lodge is a unique iron building designed to combat the harsh climate of the western Riverina and provide a practical and elegant home for the family of the first Anglican Bishop of Riverina, Sydney Linton, in 1888. Bishop Linton worked with architect John Sulman to create a cool and spacious home which is set within a tranquil heritage garden. Bishop's Lodge shares its serene atmosphere with travellers and locals alike who chose to enjoy its charms any afternoon from Monday to Saturday between 2 and 4.30 pm. Entrance is $5 per adult.
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An excellent motel

A rebuilt motel done extremely well. Clean, modern and functional. Well appointed, clean and well maintained. A bit of noise from the highway

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Reynella South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A rebuilt motel done extremely well. Clean, modern and functional. Well appointed, clean and well maintained. A bit of noise from the highway

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you go to Hay miss visiting here one of the best historical homes we have been it how it was built is so interesting the volunteers have done an amazing job restoring it what dedicated working team thet must be and our guide was a lovely helpful young lady.you won't regret the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Bishops Lodge is best visited on a hot day to truly understand how the design is adapted to the climate. The rooms are barely furnished but this does not detract from appreciating the size of the house and how it relates to (what remains of) the garden. You are left on your own to explore the house, a short video... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Walked around the grounds & impressed by the work invested in keeping the historic features intact & the notices placed around the garden very informative. Had to hit the road before official opening hours....maybe next time.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A house from a bygone era. It is huge and the design incorporates many features that could be well used today. That said, while interesting, it is still a fairly empty house (some parts not open for inspection. There is a short video that details some of the long history of the house. A council officer provides other details that... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We arrived by chance to find the fete at the lodge. Lot's of local fun, stalls, food, kid's performing. Lovely and historic house and gardens. If you're here you must take a look.

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Nerang, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A eye opener to a bygone time, a house that when built was ahead of its time and the lessons forgotten.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The first thing that hit us about Bishop's Lodge was that t was made of corrugated iron. We watched a video inside explaining the architecture of this late 1800's property and were amazed at the technology - how they insulated the house and how they structured it to cater for large movements in the ground caused by the cycle of... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Historically important home, of significant and climate-adapted architecture. Worth seeing. That being said, after a few rooms the significance waned and I was happy to move on after an hour or so. Just an empty house and a few things to read, so don't take the kids they'll be whinging in no time. Friendly guide on hand if one wanted... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful old home, we can learn a lot today from this about building houses. Rose garden was nice even thou roses were not out, lots of bird life.staff very friendly/helpful.

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Address: Address: 351 Moama Street, Hay, New South Wales 2711, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6993 1727
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Hay

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