The Bishop’s Palace, Gardens and Cathedral, Wells, Somerset

A medieval palace which has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for about 800 years. 

Through a stunning archway to the palace…. 


..which is surrounded by a moat which is home to the Bishop’s swans. The swans have been taught to ring a bell by the gatehouse when they want food.



The gatehouse seen from inside the grounds.


Through another archway and into the gardens where stands a statue of the pilgrim.

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Random pictures of the gardens..






And here is a medieval privy – thank goodness for modern conveniences!


An impressive fireplace and staircase in one of the public rooms.

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And a few shots of the cathedral.

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12 thoughts on “The Bishop’s Palace, Gardens and Cathedral, Wells, Somerset

  1. These are fabulous photos, Cathy. My home is close to Wells, but it is years since I visited. I now live in Ireland, and your photos make me quite nostalgic for Somerset and Wiltshire. Wells Cathedral is such a beautiful building.

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  2. I love these posts of yours ~ I hope you walked through it all pretending to be a Plantagenet princess!


    • Thanks Terry 🙂 I don’t know about a princess 😉 but it does make you wonder what it would have been like to live in those times.


  3. I feel as though I just took a walk through history. The palace and cathedral, and even the privy, are stunning structures. The gardens are spectacular! You live in a truly beautiful and awesome part of the world. Thanks for sharing.

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