Definitely worth the walk along the river to visit this historical ruin, and there is often a great ice cream about half way along!
Nice place to visit while you are on your way to the cathedral. Takes about 20 min. Remains of the castle and the history contribute to the overall character of the town. Free entry throughout the year.
Not many attractions are free, so we were pleasantly surprised by what was left of the castle. The ruins are well documented so that you get a better understanding of what the castle was like when it was intact. Well worth a visit of 30 - 60 minutes.
Steeped in history, this is the former home of the Bishops of Winchester from Norman times onwards. Pleasant setting by the river which you could visit as part of a walking circuit of Winchester.
I would not waste your day visting this site, as there are very few walls still standing, and mostly rubble strewn about
This castle can be slightly hard to find even when following English Heritage signs and sat nav. It's hidden behind a huge wall and is only really visible from the road when passing. Once you do find it, though, the site really has a lot to offer. The site consists of castle ruins and a guesthouse/stable built in the 1500's.... More
A place where so many historic events have occurred. Was onnce the capital city of Wessex. Good interpretation boards, well maintained and easy to access and look around. Usually ice cream seller by gate. Can also see the bishop's palace behind the castle - no access as this is private.
There isn't much left of this castle, but it is worth seeing if you are spending time in Winchester. It is free and they do provide some signage to help orient you to what used to be there. Our family truly enjoys castle ruins, so this was right up our alley!
Although a ruin, this was so good to see. There is plenty of information around giving you the history of the place so that you could imagine what it must have been like all those hundreds of years ago.
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