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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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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
Bill J
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

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 20, 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 4, 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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