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Bishop's Palace

The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 E279, Ireland
+353 76 110 2650
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The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century, and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was, up until the 1750s, Ireland’s second city. 'The Mall is a beautiful walk, about 200 yards long… facing it stands the Bishop’s Palace, which not only adds a considerable beauty ... the Palace is a fine building of hewn stone, with two fronts, that next to the Mall is beautifully ornamented with a handsome portico.' (Charles Smith’s History, 1746)' This exquisite architectural jewel, now a museum, continues to delight over 250 years later, the ground and first floors furnished as a very elegant 18th century townhouse. The top floor brings 'old' Waterford alive from the 1900's to the 1960's.
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The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 E279, Ireland
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"medieval museum"
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"guided tour"
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"well worth a visit"
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"top floor"
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"waterford crystal"
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"beautiful building"
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"combined ticket"
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"period dress"
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"early days"
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"joint ticket"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"local history"
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

Located conveniently across the street from the Waterford Experience, is Bishop's Palace. The history of the building comes alive as the costumed docents lead you through a number of the rooms. Their personality shines through without being overly done. The building, furniture, and artwork throughout...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Good morning Auntie_LaLa81 We really appreciate your very generous review of your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. The professional tour guides do a fantastic job of guiding our guests around the palace and bringing the Georgian period alive with all of their stories...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

What a great building with an amazing items throughout. Richie brought it all to life for us, really enjoyed, thank you. Lots and lots to see in each room. The Waterford crystal on display is some, if not the oldest to survive. Exhibition at top...More

Thank Anne L
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Good morning Anne Thank you for your wonderful review of your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and thank you also for your kind comments about our guide Richie. He does indeed bring the history of the Palace alive with all of his stories...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

This place is probably the most stunning building in Waterford and you will get the best views from across the road from the Waterford crystal centre .More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Good afternoon Martino B Thank you Martino for you're recent visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and for review you gave us, we really love it! Short, sweet and straight to the point! We hope you get another chance to come and visit us...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

The 10 Euro entry fee also includes entry to the medieval museum next door. Entry is by guided tour and our tour guide Liam was great. He really made the place interesting and pointed out some great things. The Bishops house is an 18th century...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Good afternoon andream0402 Thank you for coming to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review, the team and I really appreciate it. We love when people give a 'name check' to our fantastic guides,...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour guide. I was only one there. Very knowledgeable would recommend this attraction to anyoneMore

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Good afternoon Glenamoy3 Thank you for your wonderful review of your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, we really appreciate it. Our professional tour guides will bring you on a wonderful journey of stories, facts and tales about Georgian Waterford whether you are the...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Found this tour great, I myself am from Waterford and took my husband after returning from living abroad. Great staff and great at acting it out. Great storytellers. Definitely would recommend.More

Thank Janet B
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Good afternoon Janet B! Well you hit the nail on the head Janet, we have great staff, great at acting and great storytellers, we aim to please at the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. All of the team try to ensure that everyone who comes to...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

It's a small "palace" and it's ok. Nothing fantastic or a must see. It's a 20 min attraction. If you are already in Waterford, go there, otherwise you won't miss anything.More

Thank Luis C
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Good morning Luis Many thanks for taking the time to visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford and to stop by the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. The entry fee to the beautiful Georgian Bishop’s Palace includes the guided tour with our butler Mr What Why or the...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Make sure you purchase this ticket in a combo with the medieval museum next door - it's worth the discounted price! An interesting house belonging to someone important. Honestly a little boring as it had mixed memorabilia of Ireland and the World Wars as well...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Good afternoon Amber T Many thanks for taking the time to visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford and to stop by the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. The entry fee to the beautiful Georgian Bishop’s Palace includes the guided tour with our butler Mr What Why or...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

In the heart of Waterford stands the very impressive Bishop's palace.well worth a few hours browsing and having coffee or lunch. Great in sunny days as you can sit outside and watch the world go by.More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Good afternoon bridandtom Many thanks for coming to visit us here at the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, we really appreciate you taking the time to come and visit and giving us such a wonderful review. The palace is a fantastic building with lots to see...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Great day here with Head housekeeper to take us through this beautiful house. Such beautiful furniture and art and Waterford crystal. Finished day off with beautiful Tea/coffee and scones in cafe served by Nancy and staff.More

Thank May D
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Good afternoon May Many thanks for coming to visit us in the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and for taking the time to write a wonderful review, we really do appreciate it. I'm delighted that our housekeeper looked after you so well, with a wonderful guided...More

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Chester B
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Good morning, the guided tour takes about 45 minutes to an hour and then you can wander around the very top floor at your leisure, so you make it as long as you wish! Even if you wish to go back over what the guide has shown... More
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Orlab562
August 8, 2015|
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Good morning Orlab562, the guided tours of the Bishop's Palace are given on the hour every day in the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. Our opening house from this month are 9.15am to 5.00pm Mon. to Fri., 10am to 5.00pm... More
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