Map & Directions

Map & Directions

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The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens is situated in the heart of Wells, Somerset and can be easily reached from Bath, 21 miles, Bristol, 21 miles and Glastonbury, 8 miles.

(for Sat Nav use BA5 2RA, Cyclists, use National Cycle Network Route 3)

First Buses 29, 126, 161/162, 173, 375, 376, 377, X75  all stop or pass through Wells. Alight at Wells Bus Station or ask the bus driver if they stop at Wells Market Place which is very close to The Bishop’s Palace.

The Bishop’s Palace is situated on The National Cycle Network Route 3. Visit for further information and maps. Cycle racks are available across the drawbridge and also in Market Place (just outside the Palace grounds).

The nearest railway stations are Castle Cary (9 miles from Wells) and also Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (both 21 miles), where you will find bus links to Wells.

The coach drop off point is on Sadler Street (BA5 2RX) and is well signposted in the city.  Sadler Street is a two minute walk from the Palace. Coaches then proceed down the High Street to the Coach Park/Bus Station on Princes Road (BA5 2DT).

The main routes to Wells are the A371 and the A39. The Bishop’s Palace is a short walk from all central car parks: use Whiting Way car park, BA5 2PJ (long stay £6 all day, cash only) which is located just off the A39 or Market Place (short stay, 1 hour maximum, £1.20) which is just outside the Palace (not available Wednesday or Saturday as these are market days).

You may find this parking website helpful; it shows all the car parks in Wells and how close they are to the Palace. The closest car park to the Palace is Market Place (short stay).

See here for another useful map of parking in Wells