Welcome to The Bishop's Palace

Welcome to The Bishop’s Palace


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

Surrounded by a breathtaking moat, cross the flagstone drawbridge, to experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells.

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, gifts from the shop 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 meet the famous mute swans who live alongside the moat and ring a bell when they want food.

Map of the grounds

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

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

Find out about current and upcoming events here, or download a copy of our June - December “What’s On” Leaflet.

For admission prices, click here.

Video of the Palace & Gardens

courtesy of Glide Media Productions.