EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC 18th CENTURY LIVING
The Bishop's Palace is a magnificent Georgian residence and a must-see attraction in Waterford. It is rated the #3 attraction in Waterford on TripAdvisor.com and is one of 3 museum attractions within Waterford's Viking Triangle (all within walking distance). Experience authentic grand eighteenth century living with a guided re-enactor led tour.
The Bishop’s Palace charts the history of Waterford from 1700 to 1970 and gives a wonderful insight into the history of what was, until the 1750s, Ireland’s second city. Waterford City boasts the finest collection of 18th century architecture of any city in Ireland outside of Dublin and its great legacy from the period is its elegant silverware and, of course, fine glassmaking. Visitors to the Bishop’s Palace will see the oldest piece of Waterford Crystal in the world - dating back to 1789. You can also see the Napoleon Bonaparte's Mourning Cross - the only one to survive out of the original twelve that were made on his death.
Take the multi-media handheld guide or enjoy a family-friendly tour with a costumed performer.
Coming into Waterford City across the bridge, turn left and drive straight down the quay until you pass Reginald's Tower. Continue on straight through the traffic lights until you see the House of Waterford Crystal on your left hand side. Directly opposite the House of Waterford Crystal is the Bishop's Palace.