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.

Click here for a downloadable map of the site.

Click here for the June - December “What’s On” Leaflet.

For information on how to get here, click here

For opening times, click here

For admission prices, click here

Click here to watch video footage of the Palace & Gardens, courtesy of Vistaworx.