Opening Times

Opening Times

The Gardens are open daily from 10am until 6pm.

The Palace building is currently closed, but the Gardens are open.  (28/3/21)  

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

Scroll down for special closures

Guided tours

***Please note that guided tours are not currently available due to the Coronavirus situation. Please check this page for any updates* **

WINTER (from 31st October)
12pm Joint Palace building and Gardens tour

SUMMER (from 28th March)
11am* & 2pm  Palace and Chapel Tour (30 mins)
12pm & 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.

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 all day - Gardens, Chapel and cafe open


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

Monday 8 March