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Address: Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 854766

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Fascinating and free

A short, signposted walk from the cathedral. All in ruins, but plenty of information. Owned by English Heritage, but free entry. Why do I pay to be a member..?

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A short, signposted walk from the cathedral. All in ruins, but plenty of information. Owned by English Heritage, but free entry. Why do I pay to be a member..?

Thank N D
Chatham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found Wolvesey Castle whilst following one of the Winchester ‘City Walks’ available from the tourist information centre (A Tour of Alfred’s Winchester), the site is owned by English Heritage. The site is quite extensive and free to enter and wander around the ruins of what was once a fortified residence of a Bishop of Winchester capable of withstanding a... More 

Thank Stewart C
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Substantial walls and towers remain in this historic hidden surprise. Accessed down a narrow strip of land along side the more modern, elegant replacement Bishops residence (no public access) you are assaulted by brutal masonry and deep shadows from skeletal walls. It is not far from the lower end of the high street but easy to miss. Access can be... More 

Thank jonny442016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place hidden from the High Street of Winchester. It's free so you can enjoy it as many times you want. You can read the history of the palace of the powerful bishops of Winchester.

Thank F N
Winmalee, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really glad to see this place. We had it to ourselves so imagine its not well known. If you love castles and history but hate crowds this is a must see

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in Winchester for many years I decided the time had come to visit Wolvesey castle. We were expecting to pay but were pleasantly surprised to find it was free. This is only a small ruined castle so you won't spend hours here but the information given is interesting and as part of a day touring the sights of... More 

Thank Jo M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

These ruins are well worth a visit; free and easily walkable from the centre of town it was interesting to see these ruins and read about the castle's historical significance.

Thank Denzal23
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Nice castle ruins, accessible for free. Perfect also for a picnic as people chill on the lawns ... Near town centre so accessible on foot by going along the river.

Thank Valerie J
Wendover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Another destination that is easy to reach on foot from central Winchester, free entry, not very easy to get round for the less mobile. Really interesting history

Thank Val T
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Take a picnic or at least some water as there is a fair amount of walking to take it all in. We got a delicious ice-cream outside to enjoy while we visited. Take care if taking young children/anyone wobbly on their feet as there are a few steep drops unguarded and lots of uneven ground. Good informative info boards dotted... More 

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