Group Visits

Group Visits

Group Visits at The Bishop's Palace Web
Group Visits at The Bishop's Palace Web

Group Visits to The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens

Group Visits to The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens

A visit to the historic City of Wells is not complete without spending time at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens with our magnificent gardens and medieval Palace building.
 
Lying in the heart of the city next to the busy marketplace and famous Wells Cathedral, your group can explore over 800 years of history and 14 acres of gardens at Somerset’s only medieval Palace with special group rates and the option of a private tour package.
 
A perfect destination for coach holidays, day trips and group visits, The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens will create long-lasting memories for all visitors.
A visit to the historic City of Wells is not complete without spending time at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens with our magnificent gardens and medieval Palace building.
 
Lying in the heart of the city next to the busy marketplace and famous Wells Cathedral, your group can explore over 800 years of history and 14 acres of gardens at Somerset’s only medieval Palace with special group rates and the option of a private tour package.
 
A perfect destination for coach holidays, day trips and group visits, The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens will create long-lasting memories for all visitors.

Why Should Groups Visit The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens?

Why Should Groups Visit The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens?

As well as being a stunning heritage site, the Palace has also been home to the Bishop of Bath and Wells for over 800 years. The history lovers in your group will adore the medieval architecture, stories of past bishops and the ruined Great Hall when they visit.
 
Garden and wildlife enthusiasts will fall in love with the Palace’s 14 acres of RHS Partner Gardens, the majestic family of resident mute swans and the romantic well pools which give the city its name.
 
Our award-winning onsite cafe also allows groups to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, overlooking the picturesque croquet lawn.
 
The Palace is a fully-accessible site with level access, meaning all visitors can enjoy their time here.
As well as being a stunning heritage site, the Palace has also been home to the Bishop of Bath and Wells for over 800 years. The history lovers in your group will adore the medieval architecture, stories of past bishops and the ruined Great Hall when they visit.
 
Garden and wildlife enthusiasts will fall in love with the Palace’s 14 acres of RHS Partner Gardens, the majestic family of resident mute swans and the romantic well pools which give the city its name.
 
Our award-winning onsite cafe also allows groups to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, overlooking the picturesque croquet lawn.
 
The Palace is a fully-accessible site with level access, meaning all visitors can enjoy their time here.

Facilities

Facilities

  • The award-winning Bishop’s Table café serves delicious, locally-sourced homemade food and some of the best coffee and cake you’ll find in Wells.
  • Level access to the Stableyard area (with access to disabled toilets), café and through the gardens.
  • Coach parking available at Wells Coach Park; long term car parking available at Whiting Way car park (Waitrose).
  • Free ticket for group leader and coach driver for groups of 20+.
  • The award-winning Bishop’s Table café serves delicious, locally-sourced homemade food and some of the best coffee and cake you’ll find in Wells.
  • Level access to the Stableyard area (with access to disabled toilets), café and through the gardens.
  • Coach parking available at Wells Coach Park; long term car parking available at Whiting Way car park (Waitrose).
  • Free ticket for group leader and coach driver for groups of 20+.

2024 Bookings

Adult – £9

Child (5-17 years) – £4.50

Group Guided Tours – Additional £4 per person – Please contact [email protected] if you would like to discuss a guided tour for your visit.

Please note that our free public daily tours are not included with group admission.

Please fill out the 2024 Group Booking form using the button below to book your group visit to the Palace.

You can give us a call us on 01749 988111 ext. 200

Or send the Group Booking Form via email to [email protected]

Or by post to Group Bookings, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD

Please note that if you are booking a guided tour, you must provide two weeks’ notice before your visit.

 

Coach Parking

Coach Parking

The coach drop off point is on Sadler Street (BA5 2RX) and is well signposted in the city.  Sadler Street is a two minute walk from the Palace. Coaches then proceed down the High Street to the Coach Park/Bus Station on Princes Road (BA5 2DT).

The coach drop off point is on Sadler Street (BA5 2RX) and is well signposted in the city.  Sadler Street is a two minute walk from the Palace. Coaches then proceed down the High Street to the Coach Park/Bus Station on Princes Road (BA5 2DT).

And We’re Award Winners…

And We’re Award Winners…

The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens is proud to be the winner of Coach Friendly Attraction 2019, and The City of Wells was the winner of Coach Friendly Destination 2019.

The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens is proud to be the winner of Coach Friendly Attraction 2019, and The City of Wells was the winner of Coach Friendly Destination 2019.