Welcome to The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens, Wells.

The Palace, Gardens, Chapel and Chapel  are OPEN 10am-6pm daily. (Last admission 30 minutes before closure)

Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years, this stunning medieval palace, adjacent to Wells Cathedral, is open for all to enjoy.

Surrounded by a breath-taking moat, cross the flagstone drawbridge, to experience a true hidden gem and a fantastic site to visit in the heart of the City of Wells, Somerset.

There are 14 acres of RHS partner gardens to explore – including the beautiful well pools from which the city takes its name – family events, free guided walks, and perhaps even a slice of cake with your afternoon tea.

You are also welcome to look around the Bishop’s private Chapel, explore the ruined Great Hall and enjoy a walk around the Palace moat.

Map of the grounds

(click on image to download a PDF version to keep)

The Bishop’s Palace is easy to find; you can get directions here, but please check opening times first!

The Bishop’s Palace is close to other tourist attractions in Somerset, such as Glastonbury Abbey, the Newt in Somerset, Kilver Court, Bristol and Bath attractions and many more – perfect for visitors wishing to plan a full day out.


For admission details including prices, click here.

Video of the Palace & Gardens

courtesy of Glide Media Productions