The Bishop's Palace & Gardens is the spectacular medieval home of the Bishops of Bath & Wells for over 800 years. The Palace is surrounded by a moat with Medieval Gatehouse and set in 14 acres of stunning RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) partner gardens ... More info ›
The Bishop's Palace & Gardens is the spectacular medieval home of the Bishops of Bath & Wells for over 800 years. The Palace is surrounded by a moat with Medieval Gatehouse and set in 14 acres of stunning RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) partner gardens. Highlights include the wells that give the city of Wells its name and the famous Swans of Wells who ring a bell at the Gatehouse when they want food!
Admission ticket includes entrance into the Medieval Palace, Chapel and Gardens. Daily guided tours are available and included in the ticket price.
Visitors can choose to wander the ancient rooms of the Palace by themselves and take their time to explore the wonderfully diverse gardens, or they can join one of the fascinating tours which can be either of the Palace or of the Grounds. There is a cafe on site serving locally sourced and home made food. There are also events and exhibitions taking place regularly.
The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years and this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breath-taking moat (with resident swans) visitors can cross a flagstone drawbridge, walk under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the city of Wells.
There are 14 acres of outstanding Royal Horticultural Society Partner gardens to explore, including the beautiful well pools from which the city takes its name; family events, guided tours, a gift shop and a café with the best views in Wells!
From family and community garden activity days, historic re-enactment, concerts, talks, workshops and demonstrations to family theatre - there is something for everybody whatever your age or interests.