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The West Country Sights

Bishop's Palace

  • Market Pl. Map It
  • Wells
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's Review

The Bishop's Eye gate leading from Market Place takes you to the magnificent, moat-ringed Bishop's Palace, which retains parts of the original 13th-century residence. Most rooms are closed to the public, but you can see the private chapel, the gatehouse, and the ruins of a late-13th-century great hall in the peaceful grounds. The hall lost its roof in the 16th century because Edward VI needed the lead it contained.

Sight Information

Address:

Market Pl., Wells, BA5 2PD, England

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Phone:

01749-988111

Sight Details:

  • £7
  • Mid-Feb.–Mar. and Nov.–mid-Dec., daily 10–4; Apr.–Oct., daily 10–6; last admission 1 hr before closing

Updated 05/28/2014

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