Bishop's Palace, Waterford

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Architectural Building · History Museum
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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  • A great experience. The guide, in the character of the Quaker daughter of the glass maker, really illuminated the rooms and objects. The 3D animation was excellent (watch out for the Montgolfier...  more »
  • The ticket was part of our tour, it was worth the time. Historical pieces, paintings, and provenance took us through a magnificent home now museum... Staff were friendly, informative, and...  more »
  • I had a free guided tour this evening as part of Culture night events. The tour was excellent and the place and tour were beyond my expectations. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience and highly recommend a visit to this tourist attraction in Waterford. Great 3D show as part of the tour. Houses the largest collection of antique Waterford Crystal in the world just to mention one of many things on display.
  • Great your and history of Waterford. Tour guide dressed as Susan Penrose.. great way to get local history and see something unique!

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