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Wolvesey Castle

College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
44 1962 854766
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Ranked #15 of 31 attractions in Winchester
Type: Castles
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful piece of history, it's nice to see a castle in the state of ruins, it leaves room for imagination. We really enjoyed this hidden treasure, and was great that it was free to enter :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Found Wolvesey castle after our stroll alone the river. Free to enter,which is good as so many things these days are not. Not a vert large attraction but worth a visit.

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dorset
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

tucked away we found this by accident trying to get to the water meadows (had already done the water vole walk! very interesting and informative signs to tell it's history

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Bromley
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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
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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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Felixstowe
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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
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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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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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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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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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