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Ruin in the City Centre

This old ruin is tucked away behind the Cathedral Close between The Bishop's Palace and Pilgrim... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
A lovely piece of history

I just loved it here it is full of history and so pretty and interesting even on a cold day it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just loved it here it is full of history and so pretty and interesting even on a cold day it is well worth a visit

Thank Catsshortie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picturesque ruin in the heart of Winchester just next door to the Cathedral and the college. Looked after by English Heritage and free to explore. It seems to be ignored (we were the only people there for about an hour) but so interesting. Not actually...More

Thank inoble
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well preserved ruins and free to visit! Information boards around with information on what would have been in that area once upon a time. A nice little plate to visit.

Thank CharlieR101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A ruined castle. Lots of walls and not much else...but you can wander round...the kids can clamber and it's quite peaceful. Easy to visit whilst walking round Winchester as you pass it to get to other things.

Thank JuneJaundoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old ruins, shows the scale of the fabulous residence of the Bishop of Winchester. Sadly it is just a set of old ruins now, a few old stones and for that reason, whilst it is interesting to those of us with an imagination I...More

Thank Pearliegirliestar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple visit to what is a ruin, the current bishops palace is a private residence. It makes a pleasant visit to lovely old walls near the beautiful weirs on the river Itchen. Each area has an informative board explaining that area and its history....More

Thank IpswichFoodfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry to this attraction is thankfully free these days - with good reason. There is much of interest for anyone studying the period and layout of what remains of the structure - very little. Young children could be quickly bored here.

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Worth taking the path into this splendidly documented archeological site. Fascinating history and well placed between the glorious Cathedral and St CDross on the Itchen watermeadows.

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This must have been a magnificent place when it was in daily use. I loved the way that a lot of the areas have a description in them so that you know what you are looking at & with a bit of imagination can bring...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

This old ruin is tucked away behind the Cathedral Close between The Bishop's Palace and Pilgrim School. It is English Heritage but was free to enter. Quite a few information signs around the site giving the history. Well worth a visit 30-45 minutes will suffice.

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Angela H
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Response from Ranger297 | Reviewed this property |
It's all about walking I'm afraid.