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The Castle is daring from X century! Now you can see only ruins and some historical facts on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This is the ruin of an very old palace built by the Bishop of Winchester, brother of King Stephen... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ruins of this castle are well worth a visit - they are now under the guardianship of English Heritage and no charge for entry is made - we found the site highly interesting and the history amazing - the castle was the palace of...More

Thank Alan Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Castle is daring from X century! Now you can see only ruins and some historical facts on the plates.

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk along the river Itchen to get here to this ruined castle. Lots of info boards. Free entrance. Nice for a visit on a summers day.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the ruin of an very old palace built by the Bishop of Winchester, brother of King Stephen, back in the 12th century or thereabouts, so it has a very long history. I worked in and around Winchester for over 6 years, and I...More

Thank batshead
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Read up on Bishop Wolvesley before you visit and you'll appreciate it more. Well placed signs explain a lot and it's free!

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Fascinating tour of the castle. No charge!!!! So much to see. My Australian visitor was in awe. We’d had the Cathedral tour and then this Castle. What a wonderful day. Filled with history.

Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy history and the outdoors, this is a great way to spend 30-60 minutes. Very cool to walk through the ruins. It is free and along the City Walk.

Thank CWarego
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Once upon a time, Winchester was the nation's capital, and it remained a seat of power even after London moved into pole position. This palace was built in its present layout by Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester and brother to King Stephen, who fought...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I visited the Wolvesey Castle today with my friends. Although the castle currently stands in ruins, it is easy to imagine just how spectacular it would have been in its time. The layout of the original property is still preserved, and the ruins give you...More

Thank mywanderinglens
Reviewed 8 June 2018

What an incredible history is contained in these ruins! Room by room and wing by wing, Henri de Blois built this into a huge and impressive castle. There is some signage, but more would really help us to learn in depth what was going on...More

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Angela H
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It's all about walking I'm afraid.