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Wolvesey Castle

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

Absolutely worth a visit if you are interested in medieval history. The ruins show how big the castle once was and how thick the outer walls were to prevent attackers to conquer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TonvanKalken
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Hoogvliet, The Netherlands
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A group of us wandering around on a nice Saturday sunny explored this quite impressive ruin - very informative historically and a nice ice cream from the mobile man at the end!

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Hoogvliet, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely worth a visit if you are interested in medieval history. The ruins show how big the castle once was and how thick the outer walls were to prevent attackers to conquer he castle. I am very pleased to have visited this location

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to visit this site some months ago, but were disappointed then to find it closed for remedial works. This time we were luckier. A very interesting site which informs your understanding of Winchester's great history. It is now substantially ruined, but worth 30-45 minutes of your time in any case. As other reviewers have mentioned, entrance is free... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is free to visit and worth a visit. The site is reasonably large, with a few rooms to explore and several information boards. Better than some sites I've had to pay to see.

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Thank Broughts
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see the ruins of this castle. Plenty of information around the site and good access, and interesting to see how the site was once used. Very interesting.

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Thank danielgraham1989
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit, it has plaques describing what the castle was like in the past. It was free to enter too which was a bonus.

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Thank Christine S
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction is now free to visit. There are several information boards providing details of what the ruins were like and what they were used for. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Charles K
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a day in Winchster and went to Wolvesey castle remains. It's small but it's free. Nice but if history and kids loved exploring the remains, hour well spent.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked past the Castle many times but never entered. Popped in as we thought there was a walk through to Abbey Gardens/Colebrook Street. Wrong! Very surprised on what we saw, having lived in Winchester many years ago and in this area for sometime, had no idea this was here. Seen the signs and excavations but thought that was it. Didn't... More 

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this by accident while looking for the Mill and found a path with little signage. Was pleasantly surprised to see that the ruins were free (my favourite price!) and the sign boards that provided information were very informative and interesting. Spent an hour just wondering and reading and taking pictures. Very worthwhile if you are a ruin/castle/history freak!

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