Map & Directions

Map & Directions

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The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens

Off Market Place (through The Bishop’s Eye entrance)

(for Sat Nav use BA5 2RE – This will take you to Harris & Harris. Continue walking under the Bishop’s Eye and bare right along the path to reach the Gatehouse and Portcullis. Please note that the weight limit on the drawbridge is 2.7 tonnes.)

There is no parking on site. Please click here for travel and parking information.


We are situated in the heart of Wells, Somerset and can be easily reached from Bath, 21 miles, Bristol, 21 miles and Glastonbury, 8 miles.


First Buses 29, 126, 161/162, 173, 375, 376, 377, X75  all stop or pass through Wells. Alight at Wells Bus Station or ask the bus driver if they stop at Wells Market Place which is very close to The Bishop’s Palace.

The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens is situated on The National Cycle Network Route 3. Visit for further information and maps. Cycle racks are available across the drawbridge and also in Market Place (just outside the Palace grounds).

The nearest railway stations are Castle Cary (9 miles from Wells) and also Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (both 21 miles), where you will find bus links to Wells.

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 main routes to Wells are the A371 and the A39. The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens is a short walk from all central car parks: for long stays use Waitrose’s Whiting Way car park, BA5 2PJ (top car park) which is located just off the A39 or Morrisons car park on East Somerset Way, BA5 1SQ.

You may find this parking website helpful; it shows all the car parks in Wells, current pricing and how close they are to the Palace.

Please click here for a step-by-step guide in parking in Wells.