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Address: College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 854766
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Not a big site, but some interesting information panels, and in a quiet spot. Best of all - it's free! Worth a wander along the river to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not a big site, but some interesting information panels, and in a quiet spot. Best of all - it's free! Worth a wander along the river to see.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Tons to like at the castle, the history is immense and the information to hand was detailed and easy to read. Worth getting there early as it did fill up with groups after 11am

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Almodovar, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The castle is a good surprise when visiting Winchester since it is a bit hidden . However it is worth a visit to get to know more about the history of the city. And admission is free!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The ruins are the only part you can visit. It is a pity that you can't visit the beautiful up and running Bishop's palace as well, which is next to the castle ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I enjoyed wandering through the castle ruins with my family but my favorite experience was the Shakespeare in the Park live performance one evening

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Took a while to find Wolvesey castle. If you stroll down along the river you will eventually come across this wonderful castle. Lots of information to read. Although this is an english heritage castle it doesn't cost a penny to enter. Lovely historical site.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The ruins of Wolvesey Castle proved a pleasant little adventure when exploring Winchester last weekend. Despite being an English Heritage Site, entrance is free, and although the site is relatively small compared to some of their others there remains plenty to see and admire for half an hour or so. What the castle does lack, unfortunately, is information. There is... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We actually explored these ruins before heading out of Winchester to several amazing castles off the main trail. We loved going here first with our three year old so she could explore and run around. It's a lot of fun for kids and they do a good job outlining what each run would have been. It joins up with the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Wolvesey Castle is well explained as you walk around. Its easy to see where everything used to be and how the Bishops palace was used. There are information boards scattered throughout the site explaining each area of the castle. There is no entrance fee which made a nice change and it's worth a look if you enjoy history.

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Wolvesey Castle was a palace for the bishops of Winchester. Although in ruins, there is enough stonework remaining and good descriptive text as you walk round to be able to imagine what the castle was like hundreds of years ago. Only a short walk from Winchester Cathedral and with no entrance charge, this castle is well worth a visit.

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