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Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden

351 Moama St, Hay, New South Wales 2711, Australia
+61 2 6993 1727
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An Aussie Gem

This visit and building really surprised...and we ended up taking 2 hours for the visit mainly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rob M
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Torquay, Australia
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Amazing historic lodge

A good place to walk to from town along the levy bank. The building and garden is amazing and... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Joram48
,
Berry, NSW
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Bishop's Lodge is a unique iron building designed to combat the harsh climate of the western Riverina and provide a practical and elegant home for the family of the first Anglican Bishop of Riverina, Sydney Linton, in 1888. Bishop Linton worked with architect John Sulman to create a cool and spacious home which is set within a tranquil heritage garden. Bishop's Lodge shares its serene atmosphere with travellers and locals alike who chose to enjoy its charms any afternoon from Monday to Saturday between 2 and 4.30 pm. Entrance is $5 per adult.
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351 Moama St, Hay, New South Wales 2711, Australia
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+61 2 6993 1727
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This visit and building really surprised...and we ended up taking 2 hours for the visit mainly because of volunteer guides, David and Colleen Houston. It was a 30 degree day and when we entered the building it felt like it was air conditioned....not bad for...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A good place to walk to from town along the levy bank. The building and garden is amazing and obviously well cared for by the volunteers. The stain glass windows really stand out and are quite a feature of the house. There are a couple...More

1  Thank Joram48
KERRY A, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

We at Bishop's Lodge, thank you for your review. It is wonderful to know when our visitors have enjoyed our unique house & garden. We hope to see you again when the roses are out in full glorious display.

Reviewed 30 July 2017

A wonderful historic house and garden. Truly amazing for its age. Just loved it and would return at different seasons if possible.

Thank Judy M
KERRY A, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you Judy for your review. Our house & gardens are quite unique & have withstood the test of time. The garden with our BL Heritage roses out in full bloom is certainly a sight to be seen. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Value for money at $5/adult but we were lucky to get a lovely lady caretaking for the day to give us a bit of the history and a few suggestions how to get the best out of the place. Do take the time the time...More

Thank troyphil51
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A must-do when in Hay. Our guide was absolutely lovely and provided us with a wealth of information. The introductory video gives an excellent overview. A tour of the garden tops off a most worthwhile visit.

Thank annarosabaker
KERRY A, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you for your review. The staff & Volunteer Management Committee are very proud & committed to this unique house & garden. Kerry

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The best tourist guide I've meet on this trip. Very knowledgeable about Bishop's Lodge, extremely friendly and helpful on a hot day. Very interesting if you like architecture and roses as well as local history.

Thank mjwgib
Kerry A, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thank you for your review, so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our wonderful Lodge. It was wonderful to meet you & hope to see you again if ever this way. Kerry

Reviewed 16 November 2016

This historic house and garden is an interesting insight into the history of the area.The garden was in full bloom with many beautiful and fragrant roses. certainly worth a look especially for people who enjoy gardens. We were there in spring and were nearly carried...More

Thank Yvonne P
Kerry A, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you Yvonne for your review. Our volunteers are very proud of our unique house and garden. Lovely to recieved positive feedback. Apologies for the mozzies and flies, the whole community is suffering at the moment due to the recent flooding and they are huge!...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

The first thing that blows you away is that the magnificent house is made of corrugated iron. Clever architect, Sulman and visionary bishop created a restful cool home in the middle of hay over a hundred years ago. The rose gardens have been resurrected and...More

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Kerry A, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you for such a wonderful review. The committee takes great pride in this amazing house and garden. I will pass on your compliments to Anne. We are very lucky to have such an amazing volunteer as part of our committee.

Reviewed 8 September 2016

This magnificent house and property was the and residence of the Bishop of the Riverina NSW form the 1860's to the 1940's. It became a boarding house and is now run by a volunteer committee and beautifully preserved. One of the highlights is the antique...More

Thank reichwald1
Kerry A, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

On behalf of the volunteers I thank you for your review and are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to this amazing house & unique garden.

Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This is a really interesting house. A fascinating piece of history. In particular the use of corrugated iron for its construction was years ahead of its time. Inside the rooms are full of history. Outside the garden is worth a look. All maintained by the...More

Thank Bill J
Kerry A, Publicity at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Hello Bill, Thank you for your review of our unique House & Gardens. We love to hear such positive feedback.

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