Opening Times

Opening Times



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

Guided tours are available daily (April - Oct) as follows:

11am and 2pm Palace and Chapel tour

3pm Grounds tour

1st and 3rd Friday of every month, 12pm: Horticulture tour

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.

Palace & Gardens Closed all day, Cafe and Shop open.

Tuesday 15th May

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

 7th July, 3rd August and 17th August 2018

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

26th May, 28th July, 10th August, 1st September, 8th September, 22nd September, 27th October, 3rd November and 24th November 2018