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Wolvesey Castle

Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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Extensive site that demonstrates the wealth and power of the Bishops of Winchester

At one time Winchester was the capital of England and even after London replaced it, the city... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barzini
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lovely peaceful ruins

These ruins are owned by English Heritage and are well looked after with good information boards... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
furrrrrball30
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Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
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+44 1962 854766
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"information boards"
in 22 reviews
"english heritage"
in 11 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 7 reviews
"wedding breakfast"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 17 reviews
"open april"
in 2 reviews
"walk along the river"
in 6 reviews
"free entry"
in 10 reviews
"winchester college"
in 10 reviews
"queen mary"
in 5 reviews
"check opening times"
in 2 reviews
"signs explaining"
in 2 reviews
"within easy walking distance"
in 2 reviews
"medieval times"
in 3 reviews
"tucked away"
in 5 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"love history"
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Reviewed yesterday

At one time Winchester was the capital of England and even after London replaced it, the city continued to be a major centre of royal and ecclesiastical power and intrigue.And even today the Bishop of Winchester is one of the three Anglican bishops to have...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

These ruins are owned by English Heritage and are well looked after with good information boards. There is also an audio guide which you can download onto smartphones etc which is very useful. It can be done whilst on a very pleasant river walk which...More

Thank furrrrrball30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The extraordinary and extensive remains are fascinating and maintained in exceptional order by English Heritage. Every feature is well explained on boards written by people who really know their stuff and can explain it to lay people. The site is very open and one can...More

1  Thank deadbeatdave
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the biggest ruin I've ever visited that is completely free to visit. Run by English Hertitage, who would normally charge a good £10 for something of this size, it is impressive with some good information boards. Slightly tucked away.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ruins are just amazing and very impressive. There is a nice amount of historical information to read and a few places to sit and enjoy the ruins. I agree with others that this was difficult to find especially if you are using maps on...More

1  Thank Ruth K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressed to find this ruin in the centre of Winchester. It is also free of charge. Very atmospheric and with lots of information boards available allows one to imagine the building as it used to be. Nice place to call in and visit on way...More

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the right area and saw the signs but actually finding it is another matter. Walked around the garden there which was delightful but left feeling we had actually missed the place.

Thank geoff r
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I tried and tried and tried to find this attraction. Followed the signs, but kept seeing PRIVATE entrance signs where I thought the entrance would be. I looked at the images of the property and decided to pass on it rather than walking around looking...More

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

A small place - we came late so it was free for us to enter. Nicely done with informative plaques so you could gain more information. Great photo opportunities and hidden right in the centre of Winchester

1  Thank Janne H
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The signposting in Winchester is good compared to some other cities, but I did get a bit lost finding this castle, still I got to see the college, but this Castle was closed. Now I am a member of both the National Trust and English...More

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Angela H
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Response from Ranger297 | Reviewed this property |
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