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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
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+61 2 6993 1727
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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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A fascinating piece of history!

A must-do when in Hay. Our guide was absolutely lovely and provided us with a wealth of information. The introductory video gives an excellent overview. A tour of the garden tops... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-do when in Hay. Our guide was absolutely lovely and provided us with a wealth of information. The introductory video gives an excellent overview. A tour of the garden tops off a most worthwhile visit.

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

Thank you for your review. The staff & Volunteer Management Committee are very proud & committed to this unique house & garden. Kerry More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

The best tourist guide I've meet on this trip. Very knowledgeable about Bishop's Lodge, extremely friendly and helpful on a hot day. Very interesting if you like architecture and roses as well as local history.

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

Thank you for your review, so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our wonderful Lodge. It was wonderful to meet you & hope to see you again if ever this way. Kerry More 

Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This historic house and garden is an interesting insight into the history of the area.The garden was in full bloom with many beautiful and fragrant roses. certainly worth a look especially for people who enjoy gardens. We were there in spring and were nearly carried away by the flys and mosquitoes, so would recommend bringing insect repellent!

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

Thank you Yvonne for your review. Our volunteers are very proud of our unique house and garden. Lovely to recieved positive feedback. Apologies for the mozzies and flies, the whole community is suffering at the moment due to the recent flooding and they are huge! We hope to see you again with less insect presence 😁. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The first thing that blows you away is that the magnificent house is made of corrugated iron. Clever architect, Sulman and visionary bishop created a restful cool home in the middle of hay over a hundred years ago. The rose gardens have been resurrected and we bought a rose from their collection. A big big mention for Anne our guide... More 

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review. The committee takes great pride in this amazing house and garden. I will pass on your compliments to Anne. We are very lucky to have such an amazing volunteer as part of our committee. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This magnificent house and property was the and residence of the Bishop of the Riverina NSW form the 1860's to the 1940's. It became a boarding house and is now run by a volunteer committee and beautifully preserved. One of the highlights is the antique rose garden containing rare rose species.

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

On behalf of the volunteers I thank you for your review and are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to this amazing house & unique garden. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a really interesting house. A fascinating piece of history. In particular the use of corrugated iron for its construction was years ahead of its time. Inside the rooms are full of history. Outside the garden is worth a look. All maintained by the locsl Council whose onsite staff are very welcoming and helpful. After the mond numbing flat... More 

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Kerry A, Publicity at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this review

Hello Bill, Thank you for your review of our unique House & Gardens. We love to hear such positive feedback. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing through this historic house owned by the Anglican Bishop many years ago. It was so interesting to read about the Architect Sulman who had the home built to suit the climate and landscape of the area of Hay. The video shown at the beginning of the visit was good to see prior to going through the... More 

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Kerry A, Publicity at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this review

Hello Jeanette, So pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our very unique Historic House & Rose Garden. We hope to see you again should you travel this way & appreciate your review. More 

Colac, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

This structure is unique in Australian maybe even world design. Aware of the climate and landscape back in 1880s this Anglican Bishop and new architect from England designed a home of tin exterior and interior sheet metal and put sawdust in between for insulation. Verandas on all walls and consideration given to the soil movement. The home faces the river... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Discovered this historic house while staying nearby (next door at the Motel); loved the house and the garden, (which must be beautiful in spring/summer) sounds as if the volunteers who are maintaining the garden are doing a great job; old fashioned roses would be a joy to see. The Bishop and his family were pretty well taken care of in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 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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