Assistant Cafe Manager

Assistant Cafe Manager

Assistant Café Manager £20,500 depending on experience 40 hours per week (including weekends, Bank Holidays and some evenings). The post is initially fixed term for 6 months, with a view to becoming permanent. As a charitable organisation, The Bishop’s Palace and...

Additional Outdoor Theatre Tickets Available

Additional Outdoor Theatre Tickets Available

Exciting news - following a successful outdoor performance last Sunday, we are now able to release MORE TICKETS to all of our sold out theatre productions this summer. The ticket links will be live from 10am today on the Theatre page - CLICK HERE

South Garden

South Garden

Today it is hard to imagine that in the 17th century this area was once laid out in the style of a formal Dutch style garden with parterres, topiary and a distinctive L-shaped canal; virtually nothing remains of this garden. In contrast the picturesque and gardenesque...

Bishop’s Palace has RHS ‘Partner Garden’ status

Bishop’s Palace has RHS ‘Partner Garden’ status

The gardens at The Bishop’s Palace have received high praise from the Royal Horticultural Society, which has made the historic building’s grounds a “Partner Garden”. The status is awarded to gardens of “outstanding and exceptionally high standards of planting and...

Arboretum

Arboretum

The Arboretum was designed by Sir Harold Hillier for Bishop Bickersteth and created in 1977 in commemoration of HM the Queen’s 25th Jubilee. It replaced part of the old kitchen gardens. There are many fine trees here including the highly scented, weeping, silver lime...

Bishop’s Palace Receives Lifeline Grant

Bishop’s Palace Receives Lifeline Grant

Bishop’s Palace Receives Lifeline Grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund 9th October 2020 **The Bishop’s Palace receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund ** Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including The...

Have Some Fun with our Zoom Virtual Backgrounds!

Have Some Fun with our Zoom Virtual Backgrounds!

Are you still spending lots of time holding Zoom meetings? Do you want to liven up your background - or maybe just save yourself having to tidy up your office/living room/bedroom? Download one of our Zoom Virtual Backgrounds and you can pretend to be in one of our...

The Dragon’s Lair

The Dragon’s Lair

Legend has it that during the 13th century, Somerset was terrorised by a frightful dragon who liked to eat milkmaids and other unsuspecting villagers.  Bishop Jocelyn, who built The Bishop’s Palace, bravely ventured out to kill the dragon. After a mighty battle, as...

Horticulture Tours

Horticulture Tours

We are very pleased to be expanding our guided tour offer to include a much-requested horticulture tour, previously only available with group bookings. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the planting and design within the Palace Gardens, including...

The Wells Gardens

The Wells Gardens

From the East garden, find the doorway through the walls to cross the moat via the bridge to discover the wells from which the City gets its name. Once described as “a medow (sic) plot” by the traveller John Leland writing in the mid-16th century this area has been...