The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has announced that it is now offering a fully “No Contact” experience at its famous attraction.
In response to concerns about Coronavirus and the transmission of germs, Palace Staff have made some enhancements to the site in order to enable visitors to enjoy the 14 acres of stunning gardens without having to enter the Ticket Office or handle cash, should they so wish.
Tickets can now be bought online in advance or at the Drawbridge, in the open air at arm’s length, using the contactless method with a payment card, enabled mobile phone or smart watch. Visitors can then proceed from the Croquet Lawn to visit the extensive gardens without having to touch any surfaces or be within 2 metres of other visitors. Palace Members can simply show their Membership card at the Ticket Gate.
The main door of the medieval Palace will also remain open so that the historical interior of the Palace can be visited easily.
Tables at The Bishop’s Table Café will be spaced out to allow more room between café users and the Chef Manager shared the following words: “We would like to reassure you that The Bishop’s Table continues to follow our usual stringent hygiene standards which already exceed those recommended by the government regarding COVID-19. We have the highest hygiene rating of 5 stars.”
All forthcoming events, the majority of which take place in the open air, will continue as normal, including Easter Holiday Family Activities such as Medieval Falconry Day.