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The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Wells
(4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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 really enjoyed looking at the various historical objects such as various paintings, sceptres etc. The structure was also well kept, which provided me with a great opportunity to understand British h...  more »
  • Amazing moated palace with heaps of history and very interesting gardens. A must see when in Wells. Great cafe too with outdoor seating. 
  • The tour of the Bishops palace is well worth a visit but only on a dry day because you need to see the grounds including where the springs come out of the ground which gave Wells its name