Opening Times

Opening Times


SUMMER 10am – 6pm, 7 days per week

(from 27 March - 29 October)  Please check below for partial /full site closure details

WINTER  10am – 4pm, 7 days per week

(from 29 October through to 26 March)

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

Guided tours

Guided tours are available daily as follows:

12pm Daily - Palace & Grounds

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

Partial/Full site closures 2018

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. 205 to double check we are open before you visit.

Whole site closed to public from 1pm - last entry 12.30pm 

21st April, 26th May, 7th July, 3rd August and 17th August 2018

Palace closed all day, Gardens open 

25th January 2018

Palace closed from 1pm (last entry 12.30pm) -  Gardens open whole day to public 

17th March, 28th July, 1st September, 8th September, 22nd September and 3rd November 2018