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Wolvesey Castle

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Address: College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 854766
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Has to be added to your City visit

Excellent - an integral part of Winchester's history which took me, even as a local, some time to 'find' and visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I walked out to the castle site, only to find iy is closed until further notice, with no explanation or apology. You can't see anything of the site as it's all closed off - deeply disappointing.

Thank Cat P
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I was disappointed when I visited as there is no access to this castle as it is surrounded by a beautiful wall which stops not only physical accessbut visual access. The walk around the wall and the many seats by the river were worthwhile.

Thank Sandralamb115
Level Contributor
57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Excellent - an integral part of Winchester's history which took me, even as a local, some time to 'find' and visit.

Thank WalkerTravelGroup
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76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

Thank sim0ne84
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank preston b
Almodovar, Portugal
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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!

Thank SteviWonder
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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.

Thank Roy L
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

Thank val2009
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank 817anita12
Reading, United Kingdom
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395 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
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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