The Bishop's Palace

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Bishops Palace, Wells BA5 2PD Bishops Palace, Wells BA5 2PD Directions
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Dating back to the year 1206, The Bishop's Palace once served as suitably grand lodgings for the medieval bishops of Bath and Wells. The historic edifice is surrounded by a moat and features a flagstone drawbridge, vaulted entrance and portcullis. Within, visitors can find restored furnishings, explore the ruined hall and admire the chapel's decorative murals.

Venturing back outside, the 14 acres of gardens encompass well pools, rare plants and flower displays. Guests can observe the greenery from viewing platforms, spot wildlife such as swans or stop by an arboretum, home to a ten-metre dragon fashioned out of willow. The Bishop's Table serves refreshments, and there are plenty of picnic spots scattered around. The venue regularly puts on guided tours, and organises seasonal events such as plant fairs, historical re-enactments and theatrical performances.

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Report | a day ago
Arrived to find it was closing in ten minutes for a wedding. Raced in to see Palace- wasn't worth the trip - dowdy and uninteresting. Gardens best feature.
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Report | 2 days ago
Lovely helpful staff at ticket office. Beautiful well kept gardens - great visit
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Beautiful gardens, make time to enjoy.
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Lovely tranquil place, gardens are the main attraction. Fair weather needed
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Report | 5 days ago
The Bishop s Palace is always a treat to visit. A lovely tranquil place always beautiful flowers to see and a real feel good feeling.
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Report | 8 days ago
Very interesting building and the gardens are superb.
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Lovely relaxing place.
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Report | 10 days ago
historic palace,very interesting and beautiful grounds
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Report | a month ago
Very interesting and lovely peaceful gardens to enjoy. Views from the ramparts impressive. Cafe busy but serving a good choice of refreshments.
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It was a very worthwhile visit and right next door to Wells Cathedral.
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