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The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

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Address: Wells, England
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Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval...

Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breathtaking moat with resident Mute swans, you can cross the Drawbridge to experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells. The Palace sits within 14 acres of RHS partner gardens, including the beautiful well pools from which the city takes its name. In the Arboretum is the newly developed "Dragon's Lair" children's playground to tire out little legs. There are daily Guided Tours, a Cafe serving delicious lunches, cakes and hot and cold drinks.

Dogs are welcome on leads.

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Beautiful place

Wow what a lovely place to visit, right next to the Cathedral. The gardens and ramparts are so beautiful and peaceful, with plenty of photo opportunities.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow what a lovely place to visit, right next to the Cathedral. The gardens and ramparts are so beautiful and peaceful, with plenty of photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a sunny Sunday and it was just lovely. Grounds and gardens and are stunning, we thoroughly enjoyed having a wander around - the well pools are beautiful. The inside areas are lovely too, its great to be able to explore at your own pace. We didn't eat in the cafe as it was very busy - so... More 

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Oundle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace and grounds are just stunning. So much to see and learn. We had the added bonus of being there when a rare plant sale was being held

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens. Sadly unable to go inside the palace itself as there was a wedding about to take place. Would have been nice to have a notice up to inform people but that's just nit picking, as it's a good excuse to go back

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Somerset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Bishop's Palace on a grey drizzly Saturday afternoon in March, not expecting too much, but I was absolutely blown away by how tranquil and peaceful the chapel and gardens were. I felt an immense serenity in the chapel, with the unexpected bonus on reading the messages at the back that here was somewhere that wasn't just after... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attention to detail on this building is stunning and shows how brilliant our stonemasons and craftsmen are.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens have a lovely display of daffodils and would be even more beautiful a bit later in the year. There is water everywhere which gives the area the feeling of peace and the building and ruins make a romantic landscape, perfect for photography. The included conducted tour was very interesting and informative but it is wonderful just to wander... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place this palace and gardens,, surrounded by the loveliest scenery. The swans, the moat, just charming. The Palace has such a sense of history, and there is something for everyone to enjoy

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Street, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to pop over to see the palace and gardens as i have not been and thought it would be worth a visit. In all the gardens are pleasant enough, a little bit let down by the allotments and the lack of tidiness to these. I was more disappointed with the house itself, not much in their, i was expecting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building and gardens. Informative guide. Would love to see the garden so in the summer, imagine they would be stunning..

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