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.

Please note: in 2019, we will not be offering a concession entry price on event days. 

Discount cards and vouchers (except for Palace Membership*) are not valid on the following days in 2019:  17th March, 13th April, 14th - 16th June, 4th August, 24th - 26th August, 8th September, 14th September, 28th - 29th September, 7th - 9th November.

On these fundraising days, unless otherwise advised**, the admission prices will be: £9 adults/£4 children/£7 group bookings. 

*Palace Membership cards are an exception. Palace members are FREE on the event dates listed.

**On Rare Plant Fair days (17th March and 8th September) admission is at £6 and free for under 16s and Palace Members, with no other concessions valid. 

For the Snowdrop Celebration (23rd and 24th February), ticket prices will be at £9 adults and £4 children.

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Adult £8.95   £8.05
Concession (60 plus, disabled, student or unemployed)£7.95£7.15
Children (Under 5 years) FREEFREE
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 visitorsFREEFREE
Group Admission Prebooked£6.95
Child Group Admission Prebooked£3.20

*Gift Aid 

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.

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

Event tickets are available HERE