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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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  • Try to visit the Bishops Palace on a fine weather day because the beauty and interest of the place is all outdoors! The gardens are marvellous and the exterior of the building and the views are great....  more »
  • What an amazing place to visit on a crisp November morning. We looked around the palace and had a long, leisurely stroll around the fantastic gardens. 
  • Having the opportunity to go in parts of the bishops palace, chapel and grounds is worth the entrance fee. The moats and gardens including the original well of "Wells" name is interesting, palace room...  more »