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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
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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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Dinner was delicious

The lodge was very comfortable and clean. The owners were lovely people. The lady at the desk was great and her husband was the chef and cooked a wonderful dinner. Thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The lodge was very comfortable and clean. The owners were lovely people. The lady at the desk was great and her husband was the chef and cooked a wonderful dinner. Thoroughly recommend

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Huge house designed by John Sulman for the first bishop of the Riverina.Built in a way to combat extreme heat.House is maintained by council and volunteers,House has a rosegarden with some roses unique to here.Great collection of photos and stories of previous owners

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

If you are fortunate (as I was) to have David and Colleen as your guides to this magnificent house you will be well served. Built in the nineteenth century for the Anglican Bishop of the Region it is a magnificent example of colonial architecture and I am only sorry that I left it so late in the day to visit.... More 

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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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LouG2711, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this review

A little confusion here - the motel next to Historic Bishop's Lodge calls itself Bishop's Lodge Motel so sometimes travellers are confused. The Historic house is open 2 to 4.30 Monday to Saturday for visitors but is not linked to the motel providing accommodation next door on the highway. Thanks More 

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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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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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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