New Joint Day Ticket Launched for Wells Cathedral and The Bishop’s Palace

New Joint Day Ticket Launched for Wells Cathedral and The Bishop’s Palace

Tuesday 23 April 2024

The Bishop’s Palace and Wells Cathedral have announced the launch of a new joint day ticket.

Visitors to Wells will be able to buy one ticket which will provide access to the two major city attractions on the day of the visit for the first time.  The combination ticket gives visitors a significant discount on the cost of separate admission and includes day entry to both major attractions.

Inspiring pilgrims for nearly 850 years, Wells Cathedral is the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style.  With highlights including one of the oldest medieval clock faces in the world, the stunning design of the scissor arches, the atmospheric Quire and the introduction of new Explorer Backpacks it’s a value-packed visit for all the family.

The Bishop’s Palace and its 14 acres of stunning RHS partner gardens have always been a popular destination for visitors to Wells.  Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years, the stunning medieval palace and gardens is adjacent to the Cathedral, surrounded by a picturesque moat.  The Bishop’s private Chapel and Palace building is open to visitors who can also explore the ruined Great Hall; stroll through the gardens to discover the well pools from which the city got its name or simply watch the kids let off steam in the popular Dragon’s Lair play area.

Regular daily guided tours also take place at both attractions, subject to availability.

Merryn Kidd, CEO of The Bishop’s Palace says

“we are delighted to be able to offer this joint ticket with the Cathedral to visitors to Wells.  We know from our own feedback that it’s something our visitors have wanted for some time.  To see these two iconic Wells attractions providing such a rich experience for our visitors is so exciting”.

Anne Gell, Acting Dean of Wells, added

“We’re very pleased to be working with The Bishop’s Palace to bring the story of Wells to life for our visitors who can now enjoy these two superb Wells experiences with one ticket for the first time.  Wells has so much to offer with its rich history and culture, spiritual heritage and stunning landscape, as well as a warm welcome for all our visitors.”

 Neither the Cathedral nor The Bishop’s Palace—managed by The Palace Trust—receive any regular maintenance funding from the Government or Church of England so the cost of maintaining both is met by grants and by visitor income including Admission Tickets.

The Joint Wells Day Ticket price is:

  • Adult £20

Tickets can be booked online at or on site at both attractions.

Wells Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace


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