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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A stunning place to visit. Historic palace in beautiful gardens. Wells is a gem
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Very pleasant visit. Mainly the gardens to see but a short video of the historical timeline for the Palace is to be found in the main building and worth watching.
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A great few hours out in well kept gardens- peaceful and full of history. The Palace itself is amazing, with so much to see. Great tearoom too!
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Excellent value for money
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A lovely area to explore.
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Loads to see, beautiful gardens, fab children's play area.
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Very helpful and polite staff
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good afternoon out. (adults)
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lovely gardens and palace,very peaceful.
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Lovely day with plenty to see and we were able to leave the venue and return later in the day if we wished.
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