Bishops Palace & Gardens: A Berrys Coaches Visitors Guide

Discovering Tranquility: Exploring Bishops Palace & Gardens

Steeped in rich heritage and surrounded by lush greenery, this historic site offers visitors a captivating journey through time and an oasis of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life.

What’s it all about?

The Bishops Palace dates back to the early 13th century, with its construction initiated by Bishop Jocelin of Wells. Over the centuries, it served as the residence for the Bishops of Bath and Wells, offering them both a grand abode and a place of spiritual significance. The palace boasts stunning medieval architecture, including the iconic Great Hall, which remains remarkably well-preserved to this day.

Walking through the palace’s corridors and chambers feels like stepping back in time, as visitors are treated to a glimpse of medieval life and the opulence enjoyed by the ecclesiastical elite. From the intricate details of the vaulted ceilings to the majestic Bishop’s throne, every corner of the palace tells a story of power, faith, and tradition.

What can I expect to see?

Throughout the year, the Bishops Palace hosts a variety of events and activities that cater to visitors of all ages and interests. From historical reenactments and guided tours to outdoor concerts and family-friendly workshops, there is always something exciting happening within the palace grounds.

During the summer months, the gardens come alive with a riot of colours as various flora bloom in full splendour. Visitors can enjoy leisurely picnics on the lawn, explore hidden pathways, or simply relax and soak in the beauty of their surroundings.

Where is the Bishops Palace & Gardens From The Berrys Drop Off Point

The nearest Berrys Drop Off is located at the Wells Bus and Coach Station. We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.

How do I get there from the Berrys Drop Off?

Bishops Palace & Gardens is approximately 10 minutes on foot from the Wells Bus and Coach station.

Walk south-east on Princes Rd towards Priory Rd

Turn left onto Priory Rd

Continue onto Broad St

Take a slight right onto High St

Continue onto Market Place and the palace will be ahead of you on the righ.