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Wolvesey Castle

College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
44 1962 854766
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Ranked #16 of 32 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Castles
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I arranged a photography day for friends of Winchester and everyone enjoyed walking about the grounds and the architecture - also we took in Winchester College and Wickham Arms and arches :)

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cheshire
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you appreciate ruins then this is fine, the information boards are very helpful. The terrain is rough so not suitable for infirm visitors.

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Tasmania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The whole of Winchester is historic and every time you turn a corner there another historically important place to explore. The ruins here are well worth a visit. We were particularly interested in the changes made to the building over the years when it was inhabited. It was also interesting to read about how they dealt with human waste in... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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382 reviews 382 reviews
250 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have visited Winchester countless number of times over the years but only now have I known Wolvesey Castle ever existed. There are so many other things to see in town that it gets overlooked. Anywhere else and it would get the praise it deserves. Maybe if there were more information boards about it would help but the ones that... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just walking round the old walls when we saw the sign, so walked in. It is the ruins of the old Bishop's Palace, very interesting and informative. Well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stumbled across this castle while we were visiting Winchester. It could do with some more information boards because it has a long and interesting history. Nevertheless, it is worth a visit if you are castle enthusiast. Didn't like to see people climbing on the walls though.

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Omaha
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The ruins of this castle are not very well preserved and information provided on signposts is minimal. That being said, the site is free and it is kind of neat to be able to walk right through the ruins, climb on them, etc. If you are short on time, this should not be on your priority list, but if you... More

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Siggiewi, Malta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a medium-sized castle located right by the river bank. It doesn't have a lot of information displayed, but it's worth a stroll around. It's free to visit, so do have a quick look.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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