Welcome to The Bishop's Palace

Welcome to The Bishop’s Palace

Welcome to The Bishop’s Palace. The whole site is now OPEN 10am-4pm daily. We are ensuring that strict social distancing is in place. Please follow the one way route and safety guidelines on site.

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 breathtaking 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, 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 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!

For admission prices, click here.

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.

Video of the Palace & Gardens


courtesy of Glide Media Productions