Bishop’s Palace: Ranked #1 Tour in Waterford
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 | By Taryn
When you think of Port Láirge, or more commonly known as Waterford, what comes to mind? Beautiful Waterford Crystal, right? However, what you don’t know is that the Bishop’s Palace beat out Waterford Crystal and toppled TripAdvisor’s charts-coming is at the #1 spot for tours in Waterford.
Part of the Waterford Museum of Treasures, the Bishop’s Palace is truly a that-a Georgian gem. It encompasses history of Waterford from the early 1700’s to the 1970’s and Show Band Era, while giving visitors a glimpse into what life was like in Ireland’s second city until the 1750’s.
Taking pride in one of the finest collections of 18th Century architecture outside of Dublin, the Bishop’s Palace is renowned for its elegant silverware and fine glassmaking from the era. Visitors will even be able to see the oldest piece of Waterford Crystal in the world-a decanter made in the 1780’s.