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The Bishop's Palace

Wells BA5 2PD

The Bishop's Palace has been home to Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years. Described as a 'place of enchantment', it includes 14 acres of stunning gardens (ticket required).

The gardens include the Bishop's Palace Community Garden, originally the Kitchen Garden. It lay fallow for a while and is now home to vegetable, fruit and flower beds and a Victorian-style greenhouse, and provides a space for volunteers and community groups to come and learn new skills.

Produce is sold outside the shop, or being used on the menu in The Bishop’s Table café (free access). The cafe will promote dishes using fresh ingredients grown in Bishop's Palace Community Garden during the Food Trail Festival.

    Mon-Sun: 9.30am-5.30pm

    Community Garden tours:
    Tues 19, 11am, 30 mins
    Thurs 21, 4.30pm, 30 mins
    Free with entrance ticket, booking required:
    Tours take place at the Bishop's Palace Community Garden (15 mins walk from the entrance)

    Bishop's Table Cafe:
    Daily for coffees and cakes
    Breakfast & lunch: Wed-Sun
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