A HISTORIC tourist attraction in Somerset has been closing both partially and fully as filming for a BBC period drama takes place on the site.

The Bishop's Palace, in Wells, has become the latest film location for the return of popular BBC show Wolf Hall, which first aired in 2015.

Filming has been taking place at Wells Cathedral over the past couple of weeks, but the Bishop's Palace itself was locked down today (Saturday, March 16) to accommodate more filming at the new location.

Outside the palace, vans containing lighting equipment could be seen, along with two red scissor lifts/cranes to help camera operators to get the best shot of the building.

Also present were vans from Sunbelt Rentals, a trackway, bridging, fencing and barriers supplier, which were previously seen at Wells Cathedral when filming was taking place last week.

A large sign reading 'CAUTION: WORK IN PROGRESS FOR FILMING' could also be seen.

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On March 15, 18, 19, and 21 March, the full Bishop's Palace site was/will be closed to the public as filming takes place.

On March 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, and 22 the Palace Buildings themselves were/will be shut, but the café and gardens remain open as normal.

The second series of the period drama, rumoured to air in late 2024 or early 2025, will be titled Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light.

British acting royalty Sir Mark Rylance has been confirmed to return to the role of Thomas Cromwell, as well as Sir Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Kate Phillips as Jane Seymour, Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII, and Lilit Lesser as The Lady Mary.