The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens is a 'must-see' destination for any group visiting the historic City of Wells.
The Palace has been home and office to the Bishop of Bath and Wells for over 800 years. New interpretation and guided walks will reveal tales of bold Bishops, sensational secrets and why water has shaped the Palace through the centuries. You’ll even discover the well pools which give the City its name.
With expert led Palace tours and special rates for food and drink The Bishop's Palace is ideal for groups of 10 to 100+ and we would be pleased to hear from you to plan your perfect day out.
Recent new developments:
Improved interpretation around the site
Interactive multimedia guides
Impressive new borders and planting in the gardens
Better quality paths leading you to new areas
Garden of Reflection (opening Spring 2013)
+Treasures exhibition (re-opens 9 February, 2013)
Coronation Connections display
Palace water walk tours
New look Undercroft
Toilets, including additional accessible facilities
Lift in Palace building
Individual entrance price - £5.50
Coach driver/operator - FREE
Group leader - FREE with parties of 20 or more
Out-of-hours supplement (per group) - £25
You can read more about visiting the Palace by downloading the Group Visits brochure below.
If you have already got some dates in mind and want to book today or discuss your requirements please call Moira Anderson, Administrator on 01749 988111 ext 200.
Exclusive half price Parish group discount in 2013
It's back and it's even better this year with new gardens to visit!
Following the success of the past two year’s parish group discount deal we're pleased to announce this year’s half price deal of £2.75 per person for groups visiting from a parish within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.
This great rate is being offered from April to September and with a number of impressive and beautiful gardens to enjoy and discover, 2013 is going to be a memorable year to visit.
There are our popular expert led Palace Water Walk tours and your group can enjoy morning coffee, lunch or an afternoon tea in the new café, The Bishop’s Table or if your group is very large you can enjoy the vaulted medieval Undercroft. In addition to all this there are 14 acres of beautiful gardens to explore, the Bishop’s private Chapel to sit in, an arboretum that’s bursting with beautiful flowers and a new shop to pick up a special gift.
You can even make your visit extra special with an out of hours evening visit which is suitable for groups of 20+ and can include a guided tour of the gardens and exclusive access to The Bishop’s Chapel – which is normally closed for evening visits. (An additional charge will be made for out of hour visits).
Our acclaimed and impressive major exhibition +Treasures, re-opens on Saturday 9 February and is sure to interest every parish in the area as it showcases artefacts and treasures from a huge number of parishes across Bath and Wells. You may even recognise something from your church and parish in the exhibition!
With so much to see, one visit may not be enough – so every member of your group will each leave with an exclusive half price voucher so you can bring family or friends back with you for another great day out.
This exclusive half price offer is only available for parishes in the diocese of Bath & Wells and groups made up of 10+ people visiting between April through to September 2013. If your parish group is 20+ people, the group leader will have free admission. Coach/mini bus drivers have free admission as standard.
For a group brochure or to check available dates, contact Moira Anderson, tel: 01749 988111 ext 200