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“The real Wells!”

The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
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US$10.56*
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Entry Ticket to the Bishop's Palace and Gardens
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Wells
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Owner description: Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breathtaking moat with resident Mute swans, you can cross the Drawbridge to experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells. The Palace sits within 14 acres of RHS partner gardens, including the beautiful well pools from which the city takes its name. In the Arboretum is the newly developed "Dragon's Lair" children's playground to tire out little legs. There are daily Guided Tours, a Cafe serving delicious lunches, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Dogs are welcome on leads.
sandy, utah
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“The real Wells!”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This is where the waters are--beautiful views up to the cathedral with its reflection in the wells below, bridges, flowers--what a fantastic garden to walk around. The "palace" is a bit of a misnomer, more of a church office building.

Visited July 2014
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Wells Somerset
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“Worth visiting”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Having lived in wells all my life I have only been to the palace gardens twice, most recent visit was this summer with my Australian sister. It was a very hot and sunny day which made it more special. I can,t believe I haven,t been there more often it was amazing particularly where the cathedral is reflected in the pools, we spent a good hour wandering around and really enjoyed the gardens and sculptures on display.

Visited July 2014
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Bruges, Belgium
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“Truly magical!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Loved the gardens of this palace. Everywhere you look is picture perfect! Also loved the glass wings by Edgar Phillips and had fun posing in front of them.

Visited August 2014
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Manchester
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22 reviews
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“Enchanting”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The bishops palace is a gorgeous cute little palace but it is the gardens that were the most enchanting. The locals have a

Visited August 2014
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Somerton, United Kingdom
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“A hidden treasure and something different”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Nestled in beautiful gardens next to Wells Cathedral this hidden treasure should not be missed. Although part ruins, it is so very atmospheric and fascinating history to be learned. There are numerous events to attend, one of which was The History of Britain in 2 hours, presented by a travelling group of players called The Pantaloons. Staged outside, take your own picnic/wine etc., or BBQ available if preferred. Full of fun, pathos and a great deal of poetic licence. Great family entertainment in a magical setting. Do give it a try. If you don't want the history bit then the cafe/restaurant does really tasty food, good coffee (amazing hot chocolate) all at very reasonable prices.

Visited August 2014
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