Opening Times

Opening Times

The Gardens and Palace Buildings are open daily from 10am until 6pm. (17/5/21)

Scroll down for special closure dates before making your journey
Please note:  Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time


SUMMER 10am – 6pm, 7 days per week

(from 28th March 2021 to 30th October 2021)

Please check below for partial /full site closure details

Winter 10am – 4pm, 7 days per week

(from 6 January - 27 March and 31st October through to 23 December 2021 
and 5 January 2022 - 26 March 2022)

Please note, last admission is 30 minutes before closing time

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Guided tours

***Guided Tours started from 17th May - ask at Ticket Office for details upon arrival***

SUMMER (from 28th March) Guided Tours may be available at 11am, 2pm or 3pm.  
Please check the timing for the tour on your arrival at the ticket where you can book your place on the tour. 

Our current tours will be outside, and are included in your admission ticket. 

Partial/Full site closures 2021

On the rare occasion we need to fully or partly close The Bishop’s Palace to visitors for private hire, we will always list these dates on our events calendar and on this page. You are welcome to call us on 01749 988111 ext. 200 to double check we are open before you visit.

Palace building closed to public - Gardens, Chapel and cafe open


Whole Palace Site (Gardens, Building, Cafe and Shop) Closed to public 

Thursday 3 June