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Bishops Waltham Palace

Address: Station Road, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1DH, England
Phone Number: 44 1489 892460
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Visitors can see the remains of this grand medieval residence dating from the 12th and 14th centuries, which includes the Great Hall, a three-story tower and a moat that once encircled the palace and grounds.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Cool place to have a picnic in atmospheric surroundings. Have driven past many a time and so one day decided to have a look with a friend. Very historic and interesting. Well worth a look. Will come back again one day and have a picnic here as would be awesome place to come for the atmosphere

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great to visit when in charming Bishops Waltham. Interesting to discover and plaques around to tell you about each area.

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Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Brilliant spot for a bit of learning, exploration and a picnic in nice weather. Excellent piece of local history, the ruins are fairly atmospheric, and there is a free museum open sometimes too.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

OK - so its only ruins but they are huge and the signs do tell you what was what. Let your imagination loose and consider what life must have been like in 1440 just after it was extended. On a nice day it would be a good spot for a picnic.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's all a series of ruined buildings, and it's hard to imagine what the rooms looked like in their heyday, but the site is great for photography and I would recommend it. It's easy to reach by car and another picnic place!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

There's not a lot there, but it oozes history and lifts the spirit in the sunshine. The site is quieter when the farmhouse museum is closed, but then that is itself interesting. A number of picnic tables amongst the long grass and under the trees make it an ideal spot to while away a summers afternoon and think of your... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

great place for a picnic whilst you learn about history. On a warm day this Is a fine old ruin to wander around and take in the atmosphere, I wouldn't t choose to actually live here now.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We visited the Palace one morning in early May. Situated just outside the small town, it has a free car park and no entry fees - at least when we were there. We had a pleasant walk around the buildings surrounded by trees and wild flowers. Built in 1136 by Bishop Henri of Blois, brother of King Stephen, it was... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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521 reviews 521 reviews
307 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Not far from Portsmouth and looking for a drive into the country on a Spring Day we travelled to the picturesque village of Bishop's Waltham and also called to see the Palace Ruins. An interesting site with a reasonable amount of the structure remaining. Whilst we enjoyed a stroll around the Towers and remaining Stonework we did find it rather... More

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Stoke, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

pick a nice sunny day, take a picnic and enjoy like the locals do. only a few old ruins but really peaceful and enjoyable to wander and step over the historic footings

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