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Bishop's Palace, Waterford

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
A fine example of 18th-century architecture and the visionary work of Richard Castles, Bishop's Palace features a museum depicting the history of Waterford. Richard Castles designed several famous homes and buildings throughout Ireland, including the Leinster House in Dublin. Visit this elegant Georgian palace, view its beautiful terraced gardens, and walk through its museum, which was added to the site in 2011 and holds art and artifacts from the 1700s to 1970. Take a tour of the grounds from guides wearing traditional regional costumes for an engaging inside look at Waterford history. Using our international travel planner, Waterford attractions like Bishop's Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The guided tour was made more interesting and fun as the guides were dressed as the housekeeper and butler in period costumes. The information was delivered by the "housekeeper" from her perspective w...  read more »
  • My wife and I had purchased a multiple ticket for this museum along with another museum. The Bishops Palace or residence if you prefer, was the seat of power in Waterford during is early days. There a...  read more »
  • My partner and I both went on the guided tour. Very enjoyable and informative. Guide was excellent and available to answer all questions etc. Once the guided section was over we were free to wander th...  read more »
  • Fantastic place of Waterford history. Great for all the family and lifts are available
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