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Wolvesey Castle

College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
44 1962 854766
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Ranked #11 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of the remains of the buildings still visible above ground and it is easy to walk about and there is informative signage. It gives you a good idea of the wealth and importance of the Winchester Bishops of that time.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

These ruins aren't always open. They are located behind an unassuming gate next to the impressive residence of the bishop of Winchester's just at the end of College street on the left hand side. Entrance is free, and on a sunny day there is a great picnic spot within the ruins with a few tables to sit on. Not many... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Also known as the Old Bishop's Palace - this is situated on the edge of the city walls and makes a good walk along the river back to the city mill and King Alfred's statue. It is free to walk around and worth a visit. I was also the location of the wedding breakfast of Queen Mary and Philip II... More 

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Colorado
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133 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was greatly enlarged when Henry of Blois was Bishop. Large walls remain and are very thick, since it was a fortified during the time of The Anarchy. There was an older Bishops Palace here from 980AD, parts of the foundation remain. Part of the Old Bishops Palace has been incorporated into the existing Bishops Palace, which was built in... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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