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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gardens at the Bishop's Palace and Gardens

The Bishop's Palace and Gardens has been the home of the Bishops of Bath and Wells since 1206. The scene below shows the Bishop's Chapel and a portion of the gardens.

Gardens at the Bishop's Palace and Gardens

The gothic ruin of the Great Hall (pictured below) is what's left of a hall once used for lavish banquets but which fell into disrepair in the 16th century.

Gardens at the Bishop's Palace and Gardens

The wells from which the city of Wells gets its name can be seen in the outer gardens. The springs flow at the impressive rate of 100 liters per second. The flows from these springs once powered the mills of the city of Wells.

Gardens at the Bishop's Palace and Gardens
Visitors to the outer gardens can see the reflection of the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew (Wells Cathedral) in the pool which is fed by the springs (see below).

Gardens at the Bishop's Palace and Gardens

The Bishop's Palace and Gardens is open daily from 13 February to 31 October in 2010. Admission is £5.50 for adults, £2.20 for children (5-18 years), and £13.20 for families (2 adults and 2 children).

The Bishops Palace
Wells, Somerset
BA5 2PD
Tel: 01749 988111
Map of the Bishops Palace

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