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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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  • Such a lovely place to visit. Beautiful buildings and gardens with Wells cathedral as a backdrop - an oasis and joy. Highly recommended for a peaceful few hours.  more »
  • We had a great visit to the Palace and gardens - especially good value with a Groupon offer. The Palace is spectacular but only a little amount is open to view; the gardens are well maintained and muc...  more »
  • Visited with friends this month and had a wonderful time! The tulips were amazing (see pictured). Its great that the ticket allowed you in and out all day so gives chance to see gardens in different l...  more »
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  • It was fantastic.. The gardens were tranquil and beautiful. Really enjoyed it as did the rest of the family! Bring a picnic and chill out... then have a cup of tea in the cafe later.
  • Well worth a visit. Beautiful setting. Lovely gardens. Allotment garden has given inspiration. Great children's natural play area
  • Beautiful stopover. The 2nd smallest city of England after London. 😉
  • Serene, beautiful and always friendly. Café is decent, clean and peaceful. A lovely place to spend an afternoon with kids.
  • AlwAys so nice for a doggy walk. Coffee .shops etc