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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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  • The Bishop's Palace is a building built in the 18th century. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The audio guide is a very well through the building. Really recommended!
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  • Lovely tour around the house, with interesting historical facts and unique treasures (flock of hair from Napoleon taken when he was on his death bed, very famous painting of Waterford in the 1736, the...  more »
  • Enjoyed the tour. Museum is very well curated and you learn how the Bishop and other folks lived in that era.  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