Attractions at the Bishop’s Palace

Set in the heart of the smallest City in England, The Bishop’s Palace has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the stunning medieval architecture, moat and RHS partner gardens within the rampart walls.

Highlights of the historic grounds are the well springs that give the City its name located next to the Arboretum and the famous Wells swans that ring a bell by the drawbridge over the moat to be fed. We are delighted to have a new pair of swans on the moat who will learn to ring the bell.

The Bishop’s Palace dates from the early-thirteenth century when Bishop Jocelin Trotman, the first Bishop to hold the title Bishop of Bath and Wells, received a crown licence to build a residence and deer park on land to the south of the Cathedral of St Andrew.

Just 20 miles from Bristol and Bath, this stunning site is the perfect place to get away from it all.

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