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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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  • Lovely building with interesting historical artefacts and facts such as napoleons sister being married to one of the wyse family of Waterford - apparently she wasn't the most faithful ! The ground and...  more »
  • Again another must if you are in Waterford. If you can get Derek as your tour guide you are going to have some laugh. It's like he is best pals with all the Kings in the pictures. Such opulence on dis...  more »
  • This beautiful building was a wonderful look into the way the very upper class lived in the earlier times of Waterford. The furnishings are incredible and the amazing art and artifacts are awesome, in...  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