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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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The wolvesly castle is located a few minutes away from the city centre of winchester. It is a beautifully preserved site, which gives the visitors a unique view of how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We just wandered into Wolvesey castle which is free to visit. Yes, it is in ruins, but there are many texts explaining what it used to be. It was very quiet when we visited and it was great to visit the ruins and try to imagine the bustling bishop's palace it once was.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The wolvesly castle is located a few minutes away from the city centre of winchester. It is a beautifully preserved site, which gives the visitors a unique view of how castles/mannors were used as fortified positions. Fun fact: a tower believed to be used as a latrine was reenforced with thicker walls and became one of the most notable signs... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great architecture. The bishop in medieval times was very rich and an important person. To have one's own castle says it all. The entrance to the castle is a short walk around it from the cathedral as the entrance is on the opposite side from the cathedral.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This ruined castle - formerly a Bishop's Palace - is really interesting (even on a rainy day!). The sense of history is everywhere.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The castle is free entry and on the walk round, it gives good details of its' history. Not all areas are suitable for wheelchairs.

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Carshalton, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We walked down the riverside walk to the Castle, free to get in, yes its in total ruins so you have to use your imagination as to what the rooms were like, but a great place to explore.

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We wandered around Wolvesey Castle at our leisure on a beautiful spring day and while it truly is in ruins it was still possible to imagine how grand it once must have been when Queen Mary Tudor and her husband Phillip of Spain enjoyed their wedding breakfast here in July 1554. Within a stone's throw of modern day Winchester's High... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This castle was the former palace of the local Bishop. They are free to enter and fun to wander around in. There are signs explaining the different areas, but no explanation as to why they are ruins (Civil War in the late 1600s, per Wikipedia). It was great fun to visit after seeing the magnificence of the Cathedral...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A true highlight of the Winchester Self Guided Walking Tour. The ruins are spectacular and with the help of the information boards you can almost picture what it was like.... Very tranquil and a special place in this lovely town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We pretty much had the place to ourselves. We wandered around the ruins and tried to imagine what life must have been like way back when. A lovely start to our day in Winchester.

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