Bishop's Palace, Waterford

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Waterford
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Bishop's Palace and other Waterford attractions using our handy Waterford trip maker site .
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  • This was an excellent visit booked at short notice and facilitated by the host with no issue. The cost was very reasonable with a good cafe at the end of visit. Advice was given on where the best way ...  more »
  • Part of a school trip to Waterford, we found the palace very interesting, full of valuable and historical artefacts.  more »
  • My group of 4 ladies popped into Bishop's palace on a cold/rainy day. It was a beautiful tour and loved seeing the collection of art, crystal, and furniture. Staff were friendly, the building was warm...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed a cup of tea and scone with the friendly staff. Hot food available too
  • Excellent coffee, good food, friendly staff
  • This is one of the best small museums in Ireland. The free tour is excellent. A must for Irish Georgian furniture lovers.
  • Snacks in a historic building enviroment
  • Lovely fresh food and friendly service
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