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.

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 and Wells Heritage Passes are an exception. Palace members and WHP holders 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. Payment is by cash or cheque only on Rare Plant Fair days.

WhoGift Aid*Standard
Adult £8.95   £8.05
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