In the Medieval residence of the Bishops of Bath and Wells, guests can marvel at the 13th-century architecture and 14 acres of gardens
What You'll Get
Choose from Five Options
- £5 for an entry ticket to The Bishop’s Palace for one adult (38% off)
- £9.50 for an entry ticket to The Bishop’s Palace for two adults (41% off)
- £2.50 for an entry ticket to The Bishop’s Palace for one child (30% off)
- £9 for a family entry ticket to The Bishop’s Palace for one adult and up to three children (38% off)
- £13.50 for a family entry ticket to The Bishop’s Palace for two adults and up to three children (38% off)
Ticket includes access to: the medieval Palace and Undercroft | ruined Great Hall | 14 acres of gardens | the Bishop’s Chapel | all events
The Fine Print
Valid 1 Sep-22 Dec 2019 (last date of entry). Limit 1 per up to 5 people, may buy 4 additional as gifts. No booking required. Present printed Groupon on arrival. Under 5s and helpers assisting disabled visitors go free. Children classed between 5-18. Family ticket valid for one or two adults and up to three children. Dog-friendly. Not redeemable for theatre tickets or membership. Last admission one hour before closing time; please check the website before travelling to check no weddings or other special events are happening. Valid Mon-Sun 10am-6pm. Excludes 28-29 Sep and 1-3 Nov. Valid for option purchased only.
About The Bishop's Palace
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 the newly built Dragon's Lair play area, with an array of climbing frames, tree pods and a water wheel with pump and sluice gates. The Bishop's Table serves refreshments, and there are plenty of picnic spots scattered around. The venue offers daily, free, guided tours, and organises seasonal events such as plant fairs, historical re-enactments and theatrical performances.