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Wolvesey Castle

Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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The Bishop of Winchester's Palace

You can't miss out on this incredible site which was once the home of the Bishop of Winchester. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winter Springs, Florida
Interesting place to visit

Steeped in interesting history and the partial reconstruction is well maintained. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Altona, Colorado
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Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can't miss out on this incredible site which was once the home of the Bishop of Winchester. It is only a few minutes walk from the Cathedral.

Thank LitProfessorRoxana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steeped in interesting history and the partial reconstruction is well maintained. We enjoyed wandering, reading the signs and drinking it in.

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I opted to visit this place nearby to the cathedral as time was limited and it's free admission. The prominent information boards provide helpful background information to the interesting history of the castle - well worth a visit.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely old ruin with excellent information boards which allows you to understand the layout and uses of the castle in olden days.

Thank Beverly O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never visited a castle ruin before and was genuinely interested to visit this particular offering.It is signposted from the market/high st areas however we lost our trail and had to ask twice.When we found it,admission was free and it is a good 80...More

Thank shane s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love visiting old ruins so I always make sure to find an interesting historical site when I'm visiting other cities. Wolvesey Castle ruins are small but interesting, not my favourite ruins, but well kept and with an interesting story. They also are in the...More

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a sizeable ruin along a pleasant walking route. Rather pleasant to visit. Quiet and peaceful. Part of the ruin now form the walls for a school playground.

Thank Asura17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance is difficult to find via the cathedral but easy and quicker if you take the path by the river opposite the City Mill. Next to the current Bishops "Palace" these ruins of an old one are well explained by picture/ narrative boards. While...More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 7 September 2017

On a visit to Winchester we stumbled across this ruin after our river walk. The entrance was a little concealed but on entry we were surprised to find out it was free. It didn't take long to look around and our visit was cut short...More

Thank suziewoo24
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I'd been here a number of years earlier and had wanted to revisit. I didn't remember it being so difficult to find, but that probably says more about me than the site. Although I would say that it's entrance is less than promising, indeed it...More

Thank Rus F
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Angela H
20 July 2017|
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Response from Ranger297 | Reviewed this property |
It's all about walking I'm afraid.