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Wolvesey Castle

College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
44 1962 854766
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Ranked #17 of 31 attractions in Winchester
Type: Castles
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

This is an English Heritage site, and their information boards guide you round the site, bringing it to life. Not a huge place, but not to be missed in any day visiting Winchester

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I love ruins, but I prefer them with more nooks and crannies. There isn't an awful lot of information to tell you about the history but I'd recommend a visit. Just don't plan on being there too long. You can walk along the river to get to the ruins, which was more enjoyable than the ruins themselves. Give it a... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you like ancient ruins with clear information boards briefly explaining the history, this is a good place to visit. It is well kept and it does have a special quietness. This would be a good place for people who like to sketch outdoors, although you would need a fine dry day as there is no cover anywhere - these... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a great set of ruins a little outside of the city centre. We made a day of it and got the park & ride bus in, then walked here following the signs. The best thing about this was we got there at about half ten in the morning and there was no-one else about, perfect for taking all... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Well preserved. So many thing to see in this town that I would advise spending more than a few hours here. Make a point of taking a walk along the river itchen: it is really beautiful.

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I love this place, it has a very special ambience and is very beautiful in the spring/summer. The information is very basic and extra funding to provide more info could really bring this place alive for more people. It's great to take a stroll around however it is open fairly infrequently. You definitely shouldnt miss it out of a visit... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Wolvesey Castle is not truly a castle, but rather the ruins of a bishop's house. If you're wondering around Winchester and you find time I recommend a quick visit to the ruins. It's free to enter. Nothing terribly special, however.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Definitely worth the walk along the river to visit this historical ruin, and there is often a great ice cream about half way along!

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice place to visit while you are on your way to the cathedral. Takes about 20 min. Remains of the castle and the history contribute to the overall character of the town. Free entry throughout the year.

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39 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Not many attractions are free, so we were pleasantly surprised by what was left of the castle. The ruins are well documented so that you get a better understanding of what the castle was like when it was intact. Well worth a visit of 30 - 60 minutes.

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