Bishop's Palace
Off Market Place, Wells BA5 2PD Route Planner
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10am-6pm (4pm end Oct-Mar) - last admission 30min before closing - closed Mon-Tue Jan-mid Feb and some days in summer - guided tours at 11am, noon, 2pm and 3pm (30/45min)


This solidly fortified moated palace dates back some 700 years. Inside its walls are gardens, a croquet lawn, a restaurant and a natural spring (from which the town derives its name) producing 15 million litres of water per day (180 litres per second). Note the ruins of the old hall, and also the fine view of the cathedral apse.


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