Bishops Palace, Wells

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Bishops Palace, Wells: More than simply an historic house and garden, this splendid medieval Palace has been the home of the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years. There are 14 acres of gardens including the springs from which the city takes its name. Visitors can also see the Bishop's private Chapel, ruined Great Hall and the Gatehouse with portcullis and drawbridge beside which the famous mute swans ring a bell for food.

TypeOverall vote
English garden:6.3/10
Fortified house:7.2/10
Popularity rank: #3682
Within:
Wells, Somerset, Wessex, South West England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Bishops Palace

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Use city centre car parks. The Bishop’s Palace is a short walk from all central car parks.

Admission

Opening times (21 March - 25 October):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:30 - 18:0010:30 - 18:0010:30 - 18:0010:30 - 18:0010:30 - 18:0010:30 - 14:0010:30 - 18:00

Opening times (26 October - 19 December):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
--10:30 - 15:3010:30 - 15:3010:30 - 15:3010:30 - 15:3010:30 - 15:30

Prices:
AdultChild
(12-18)
Child
(Under 12)
Concession
(OAP, disabled,
student, unemployed)
£5.00
£5.50*
£1.00
£1.10*
Free£4.00
£4.40*
*Gift Aid Admission: Need to be a UK tax payer

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Contact

Address: The Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, UK
Phone: +44 1749 678691
Email: info@bishopspalacewells.co.uk

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