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Wolvesey Castle

College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
44 1962 854766
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Ranked #15 of 33 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Been living in Winchester for 3 years and never knew this existed. Sun was shining and illuminated the beauty and hardship that went into building this castle. Signs are informative and its FREE! Although their isn't much left you can imagine how grand the castle used to be.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great, ancient castle foundations in walking distance from historic Winchester College & the Cathedral. Definitely go down to the Watermeadows afterwards for a beautiful walk.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

You can find Wolvesey Castle at the end of a short path opposite Winchester College on College Street, to the right of the Bishop's Palace. Although it is a ruin, it is quite extensive and the information panels are very informative. The Castle (really a Bishop's Palace) is well worth a visit, especially as it is free.

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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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31 attraction reviews
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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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36 attraction reviews
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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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182 helpful votes 182 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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51 helpful votes 51 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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