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.
|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.
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