Opening Times

Opening Times


SUMMER 10am – 6pm

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

WINTER  - 10am – 4pm

(from 30 October through to 26 March)

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

Closure for Winter 2017 - 23rd December 2017 - 6th January 2018

Guided tours

Guided tours are available daily as follows:

11am & 2pm  Palace Tour (30 mins) 
12noon & 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 2017

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 and Gardens, Cafe and Shop CLOSED from 1pm

  • 15th July, 19th August, 2nd September

Palace Building Closed from 1pm, Chapel, Cafe, Shop and Gardens open:

  • 1st July, 8th July(from 12noon), 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 16th September