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Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden

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Excellent historic house

Well worth a visit through the historic Bishops Lodge and surrounding gardens. Some very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter S
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Hay, Australia
Travelling to Queensland.

Right next door to the Bishops Lodge Motel. Very interesting place to see. Plus the rose garden... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
wendybX156LQ
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Surrey Downs
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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...more
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351 Moama St, Hay, New South Wales 2711, Australia
+61 2 6993 1727
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit through the historic Bishops Lodge and surrounding gardens. Some very interesting history attached to the building. Great spot to hire for functions as well.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Right next door to the Bishops Lodge Motel. Very interesting place to see. Plus the rose garden. Large are to view.

Thank wendybX156LQ
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Had a look through this place what an amazing place and how fantastic it must have been in it's prime. Well worth the visit.

Thank Graeme B
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a huge house and gives some insight to the lifestyles of the early bishops in this area. The house had had several owners who have used it differently. It was an Anglican hostel for school children for a time as well. It has...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Impressive old residence now renovated and telling a good story. Garden when in bloom would be outstanding

Thank MPR1948
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting historical.house. beautiful architecture and fascinating to gear how it was built. I love that local communities value historical homes and actively volunteer to enable others to experience them. $5 entry fee is very reasonable

Thank toninowtravelling
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Only open 2-4:30, the house is notable for being quite large for a house done in the Australian vernacular. The exhibit is a bit limited and random though. The garden is an additional delight. It’s a bit messy and overgrown (apparently that was a problem...More

Thank mrdom
KERRY A, President - Bishop's Lodge Management Committee at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thanking you for your review. Bishop's Lodge is a very unique house & being so, the house is the most important item on display, the focal point. The few items on exhibit are linked to the direct history of the house. As more items come...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

I was a bit reluctant to go see this....just another old building I thought. The day was hot yet the house was so cool as it was intended to be. For five bucks it was great. The ga dens are pretty good too. Yep, just...More

Thank Ray L
Kerry A, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

Thank you for your review. From reluctance to any enjoyable visit for you of the unique house & grounds. We love how we so often surprise our visitors, we hope to have you visit again some time especially when the roses are in full glory.

Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This visit and building really surprised...and we ended up taking 2 hours for the visit mainly because of volunteer guides, David and Colleen Houston. It was a 30 degree day and when we entered the building it felt like it was air conditioned....not bad for...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

A good place to walk to from town along the levy bank. The building and garden is amazing and obviously well cared for by the volunteers. The stain glass windows really stand out and are quite a feature of the house. There are a couple...More

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KERRY A, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

We at Bishop's Lodge, thank you for your review. It is wonderful to know when our visitors have enjoyed our unique house & garden. We hope to see you again when the roses are out in full glorious display.

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