Experience true peace, beauty and space in the heart of England’s smallest city
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“There’s so much to see and do at the Palace!”
The 14 acres of gardens at The Bishop’s Palace are a haven of tranquility and peace. In January 2016, the Gardens were awarded RHS Partner Garden status.
The Bishop’s Palace
Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years, this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy.
The Bishop’s Table
Serving delicious locally-sourced homemade food and some of the best coffee and cake you will find in Wells.
We’ve got so much for families to do at the Bishop’s Palace - whatever the weather, you can always have a great day out.
Explore England’s smallest city, with its fantastic Medieval centre and wide variety of unique shops and watering holes.
The newly refurbished Dragon’s Lair play area at The Bishop’s Palace is open and ready to welcome little visitors this summer. ...
After 13 years as a Trustee of The Palace Trust, including 10 years as Chair, Rear Admiral David Wood has announced that...
Following the news that six cygnets hatched on the nest at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, the public were encouraged to...
Eye In The Sky
EYE in the SKY
Experience true peace, beauty and space in the heart of England’s smallest city.
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, landscaped RHS Partner gardens to explore, including the beautiful well pools from which the city takes its name.
Discover the medieval splendours of the Palace buildings, from the vaulted Undercroft to the elegant Long Gallery, and experience year-round family events, guided tours and a café with the best views in Wells!
For younger visitors there is a large play area “The Dragon’s Lair” hidden in the Arboretum. From family and community activity days, historical re-enactment, exhibitions, large-scale festivals, theatre, concerts, talks, and workshops – we’ve got something for everybody whatever your age or interests.