Bishop's Palace & Gardens
Medieval palace with moat and formal gardens in Wells.
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About the garden
7 days per week Summer opening times 27th of March - 30th October 9:30am to 5:30pm Winter opening times 31st of October - 26th March 10am to 4pm
Yes - Dogs on leads.
Cafe or restaurant
Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Yes - Children of all ages.
Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.
Very accessible (all paths flat and paved).
Yes - There is a plant shop.
Wheelchairs are available for hire. Wheelchairs are available but need to be booked in advance.
Somerset, BA5 2PD
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from 2388 Google reviews
a month ago
Immaculate Gardens in the stunning surroundings of the Bishop's Palace. We walked onto the fortified walls, with great views of the cathedral and surrounding countryside. Water runs around the walls, a moat in part, with clear water and a little waterfall. The Palace itself was also open and we visited a few rooms, one with an excellent exhibition of a modern artist and another with paintings of the Bishops of Bath and Wells through the ages, up to the current Bishop. The Chapel is lovely too, with its stalls, decorated ceiling and stained glass windows. The ticket is for a year and we will be going back.
2 weeks ago
Astounding building that looks very like a castle complete with moat. Beautiful gardens and an interesting history. There are lovely views from the ramparts. This is a well kept historic site and worth the £16 ticket especially if there is an event on, especially if you are able to return within a year as it is the same price for a 12 month ticket. If you prefer not to pay you can still visit the lovely cafe and view the Palace from the outside.
2 months ago
The weather was appalling but that did not dampen our enjoyment of this superb Palace. Every room had information sheets which added to our enjoyment. Helpful volunteers. The gardens though wet were immaculate and will be a riot of colour later. Hot chocolate and cake in the tea room what more could you ask. Visiting highly recommended. 11 March 2022.
in the last week
Bishops Palace gardens are beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. It was a warm day when we went so a tea/ice cream stall would not have gone amiss! These are wonderfully tended gardens.
a week ago
A delightful way to spend some time in Wells, absorbing the history of the Bishop's Palace & Gardens, which has a certain air of majesty. The gardens are well presented, with different areas to interest the experienced or novice gardener alike, or to just simply enjoy as a non-gardener. The entry ticket is valid for a year & we plan to return as often as we can before next May! I lived near & worked in Wells for 4 years but have only in last year visited inside the walls of the Palace gardens. If only I'd realised sooner how lovely it is.