The Bishop's Palace

More than simply an historic house and garden, this splendid medieval Palace has been the home of the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years.

There are 14 acres of gardens including the springs from which the city takes its name.

Visitors can also see the Bishop's private Chapel, ruined Great Hall and the Gatehouse with portcullis and drawbridge beside which the famous mute swans ring a bell for food.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

For the latest opening hours please see

Admission charges

All visitors can now enjoy coming further into The Bishop’s Palace for free, whether it’s to pop to the new café for lunch with friends, browse the shop or even access the new toilets in the stunning Stable Yard area.

Where do admission charges apply?

Admission tickets give access to the medieval Palace and Undercroft, ruined Great Hall, 14 acres of gardens, the Bishop’s Chapel and all events (unless specifically ticketed).

Adult £6.35
Senior (60 plus) £5.45
Concession (unemployed, disabled, student) £4.50
Children (Under 5 years) FREE
Children (5-18 years) £2.70
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) £15.45
Essential helpers assisting disabled visitors FREE

The Bishop's Palace



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