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Bishop's Palace, Waterford
(4.6/5 based on 420+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Bishop's Palace uses a different technique in this museum and makes it a more interesting and enjoyable experience. 
  • The staff here are very nice but the Palace is not hugely exciting. With that said it is good value for money and the café was really good. Kids go free. 
  • This tour was very enjoyable. The enthusiasm from the guide was brilliant and the stories she had to tell was excellant. The building is very interesting and the additional exhibition on the top floor...  more »
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  • Relaxed atmosphere and lovely setting keen prices on the whole!
  • Fantastic place of Waterford history. Great for all the family and lifts are available