What’s free?

All visitors can now enjoy coming further into The Bishop’s Palace for free, whether it’s to pop to the café for lunch with friends, browse the shop or even access the toilets in the Stable Yard area.

Where do admission charges apply?

Admission tickets give access to the medieval Palace and Undercroft, ruined Great Hall, 14 acres of gardens, the Bishop’s Chapel and all events (unless specifically ticketed). Included in your admission ticket is a choice of daily guided tours of the Palace & Gardens - see below for more information.

Prices 2018

WhoGift AidStandard
Concession (senior, unemployed, disabled, student)£7.95£7.15
Children (Under 5 years)FREEFREE
Children (5-18 years)£3.95£3.55
Family (1 Adult, up to 3 Children)£16.00£14.40
Family (2 Adults, up to 3 Children)£24.00£21.60
Essential helpers assisting disabled visitorsFREEFREE
Pre-booked Group rate - Adult (10+ people)Prebooked£6.95
Pre-booked Group rate - Child 5-18 yrs (10+ people)Prebooked£3.20
Guided ToursFREEFREE


Dogs are very welcome in the gardens of The Bishop’s Palace - we do ask that they are kept on a short lead. The only area that dogs are not allowed in is our new Dragon’s Lair area in the Arboretum, as this is a safe space for children.

We have a dog-friendly cafe where your dog will be served water and you can purchase dog treats too!

Dogs may not enter the Palace buildings unless they are assistance dogs.

Guided tours

Guided tours are available daily as follows:

11am & 2pm  Palace Tour (30 mins)
12noon & 3pm  Grounds Tour (45 mins)

These tours are included in your admission ticket. Please meet just past the ticket gate by the guided tours’ signpost.


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Once you have discovered The Bishop’s Palace you will want to keep coming back! Save yourself a lot of money by becoming a Member of The Bishop’s Palace. Not only will you be able to access the Palace and gardens whenever you like during opening hours, but you will also receive a number of lovely benefits and discounts plus you’ll be helping towards the future of the site! Join us today, start saving and start enjoying the medieval Palace on your doorstep.

Gift Aid

The Gift Aid admission price includes a voluntary donation which enables The Palace Trust to claim back the tax as part of the governments Gift Aid scheme. For further information on Gift Aid please download the attachment below.

By agreeing to pay the Gift Aid Admission Charge, your donation can go so much further.


How to find us

Off Market Place (through The Bishop’s Eye entrance)

(for Sat Nav use BA5 2RA)

There is no parking on site. Please click here for travel and parking information.

Gift Aid Admission Form