Consisting of a Tudor manor house and a Victorian chapel, this property was used as the main residence of Bishops of London from the 11th century until 1973. Nowadays it houses a museum showcasing the long history of the palace through paintings and other artefacts.
The palace is surrounded by beautiful and attractive gardens that also date a long way back. The oldest tree, an evergreen oak, can be found in the southeast corner of the main lawn and it is about 450 years old.
Museum, Historic Rooms + Shop:
Mon - Thu: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sun, Bank Holiday Mondays: 12 pm - 5 pm
Mon - Thu: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun: 12 pm - 4 pm
Botanical Gardens: daily from dawn until dusk