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Open Today
10am – 6pm

Glastonbury
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What’s on at the Palace?

Events

Attractions 

“There’s so much to see and do at the Palace!”

The Gardens 

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.

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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.

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The Bishop’s Table

Serving delicious locally-sourced homemade food and some of the best coffee and cake you will find in Wells. Awarded a Quality Food and Drink Accolade by VisitEngland in 2017.

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Family Fun

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.

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Historic Wells

Explore England’s smallest city, with its fantastic Medieval centre and wide variety of unique shops and watering holes.

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The Chapel

At the heart of the Palace is The Bishop’s Chapel. Visitors of all faiths and none are welcome to pause and be refreshed by the ancient peace of this sacred place.

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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.

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.