The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Wells
Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
A spectacular medieval palace, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens contains 800 years of history. Walk across the flagstone drawbridge and under the portcullis to cross the moat and enter this beautiful palace. As you explore 5.7 hectares (14 acres) of gardens, keep an eye out for swans living next to the moat that ring a bell when they are hungry. Bring a picnic to the lawns and enjoy the picturesque backdrop. Visit Well Pools in the outer gardens for a moment of serenity. To learn more about the palace, use the treasure hunt card, which discusses the palace's history as you search for items and features located in the house and on the grounds. Put The Bishop's Palace and Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Wells tourist route planner.
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I visit wells, when I go to see family who live there, As I had not been to the Bishops Palace for a few years I paid them a visit, the gardens have been extended, since my last visit and in Autumn we... read more »
I have know Wells since I was a young child and more than 50 years ago used to fish in the Bishops moat for minnows and sticklebacks. Until recently I had never seen the beautiful gardens beyond moat ... read more »
Very beautiful and well kept. The water ponds streams and little bridges are so interesting. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A sense of history is everywhere with the ba... read more »
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