SUMMER 10am – 6pm, 7 days per week
(from 25 March - 28 October) Please check below for partial /full site closure details
Winter 10am – 4pm, 7 days per week
(from 28 October through to 31 March)
Please note, last admission is 30 minutes before closing time
Guided tours are available daily (April - Oct) as follows:
11am and 2pm Palace and Chapel tour (30 mins)
12pm and 3pm Grounds tour (45 mins)
1st and 3rd Friday of every month, 12pm: Horticulture tour (1hr)
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
27th November 2018
Palace closed from 1pm (last entry 12.30pm) - Gardens open whole day to public
1st September, 8th September, 22nd September, 27th October, 3rd November and 24th November 2018
The Palace site (building, shop, cafe and Gardens) will be closed from 4pm on 22nd December 2018 until 10am on 5th January 2019.