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Wolvesey Castle

College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
44 1962 854766
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Ranked #15 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Castles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
22 reviews 22 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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dorset
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

tucked away we found this by accident trying to get to the water meadows (had already done the water vole walk! very interesting and informative signs to tell it's history

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Bromley
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

This is an English Heritage site, and their information boards guide you round the site, bringing it to life. Not a huge place, but not to be missed in any day visiting Winchester

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I love ruins, but I prefer them with more nooks and crannies. There isn't an awful lot of information to tell you about the history but I'd recommend a visit. Just don't plan on being there too long. You can walk along the river to get to the ruins, which was more enjoyable than the ruins themselves. Give it a... More

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Felixstowe
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you like ancient ruins with clear information boards briefly explaining the history, this is a good place to visit. It is well kept and it does have a special quietness. This would be a good place for people who like to sketch outdoors, although you would need a fine dry day as there is no cover anywhere - these... More

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