CLICK HERE to check our opening times and occasional closures for private events before purchasing tickets.
Admission tickets give access to the medieval Palace, Undercroft, ruined Great Hall, 14 acres of gardens, free Guided Tours, the Bishop’s Chapel and events (unless specifically ticketed). See HERE for a map of the site.
On the event days listed below, discounts, vouchers and passes cannot be used, except if stated. However, Palace Members and Wells Heritage Pass holder have FREE entry on these event days. Ticket prices on the event days listed are £9 Adult, £4 Child, £7 groups of 10+, £21 Family 1 adult, £24 Family 2 adults.
|Country Garden Festival||14th to 16th June||RHS members have reduced entry during this event. Please contact the Palace for more info. Admission is NOT free on Friday 14th for RHS members.|
|Midsummer Mayhem Family Fun Day||4th August|
|Bowlore Medieval Weekend||24th to 26th August|
|Rare Plant Fair||8th September||Admission on Rare Plant Fair days: Adult (over 16): £6. Child (under 16): FREE. Payment in cash or cheque only on this day.|
|Medieval Falconry Day||14th September|
|Harvest Festival||28th and 29th September|
|Christmas Artisan Market||1st to 3rd November|
Usual admission prices (non-event days):
|Children (Under 5 years)||FREE||FREE|
|Children (5-18 years)||£3.95||£3.55|
|Family (1 Adult, up to 3 Children)||£16.00||£14.40|
|Family (2 Adults, up to 3 Children)||£24.00||£21.60|
|Essential helpers assisting disabled visitors||FREE||FREE|
|Child Group Admission||Prebooked||£3.20|
The Bishop’s Palace runs the Gift Aid on Entry Scheme. Under this scheme, if you’re not a member of The Bishop’s Palace, you have the choice of two entry tickets. When you buy your ticket, we will offer you the Gift Aid Admission price; but it is entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Non-Gift Aid price, just let us know when you come to pay.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid** – an extra 25 per cent – all of which goes straight back into the upkeep of this unique, Grade I listed, historic site. Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary so if you prefer to pay the Non-Gift Aid price please advise our Visitor Operation staff at the till point.
**Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.
Refund and Exchange Policy
Should you change your mind about your purchase we can offer an exchange or refund provided the item is returned within 28 days, together with the receipt.
This does not affect your statutory rights.
Guided tours are included in your admission ticket.
Guided tours are available daily as follows:
WINTER (from 28th October)
12pm Joint Palace building and Gardens tour
SUMMER (from 31st March)
11am & 2pm Palace and Chapel Tour (30 mins)
12pm & 3pm Grounds Tour (45 mins)
Please meet just past the ticket gate by the guided tours’ signpost
We accept the following cards: