Experience true peace, beauty and space in the heart of Wells, Somerset

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9.30am – 5.30pm

Glastonbury, GB
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01749 988111

What’s on at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Wells?

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Attractions 

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

Flowers in the Quiet Garden - The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

The Gardens 

The 14 acres of gardens at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset are a haven of tranquility and peace. In January 2016, the Gardens were awarded RHS Partner Garden status.

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Medieval Palace building behind the Croquet Lawn

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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Places to eat in Somerset - The Bishop's Table Café

The Bishop’s Table

Delicious locally-sourced homemade food and some of the best coffee and cake you'll find in Wells, Somerset at the award-winning Bishop's Table café.

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Family Fun at The Bishop's Palace

Family Fun

We’ve got so much for families to do at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens - whatever the weather, you can always have a great day out.

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The Historic City of Wells - The Bishop's Palace

Historic Wells

Visit England’s smallest city - Wells, Somerset - with its medieval centre and wide variety of unique shops and watering holes.

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Medieval Chapel at The Bishop's Palace

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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Latest News

Gardener’s Corner: July 2024

Gardener’s Corner: July 2024

Gardener's Corner: July 2024 Whatever the weather, we have planted the gardens to be as colourful and interesting as possible...

Experience true peace, beauty and space in the heart of England’s smallest city.

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, Somerset 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.