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The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Wells

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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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  • This play is never ceases to amaze me. No matter how many times you come it looks different even in so called 'off season' as January is. My other half treated me to a joint membership for two people ...  more »
  • We paid a small fee to get in the Bishops Palace and gardens, but this was well worthwhile, as you could visit and enter the Palace and included two floors. The Bishop still lives in the building, whi...  more »
  • We recently visited the Bishops Palace in Wells, it is a lovely building set in beautiful gardens, well worth a visit would like to visit again in the summer or spring to see the gardens as January is...  more »