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The West Country Sights

Bishop's Palace

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

Updated 05/28/2014

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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


Market Pl., Wells, BA5 2PD, England

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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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