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Wolvesey Castle

Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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Hard to find but closed again as an English Heritage member I wish they could be consistent.

The signposting in Winchester is good compared to some other cities, but I did get a bit lost... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Historic ruins

Fairly close to the River Itchen and the end of Winchester high street is Wolvesey Castle built in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The signposting in Winchester is good compared to some other cities, but I did get a bit lost finding this castle, still I got to see the college, but this Castle was closed. Now I am a member of both the National Trust and English...More

Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly close to the River Itchen and the end of Winchester high street is Wolvesey Castle built in around 1110 and was the home of the cathedral's Bishops after the conquest. Mostly open ruins but excellent to see this part of history. Information plaques situated...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We were told by our hotel staff that the Castle was closed due to it crumbling away. We were surprised to find it open to visitors so entered at our peril. We did not pay an entrance fee so do not know about charges if...More

Thank happyoapessex
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I laughed when I read other reviewers saying this was hard to find, but I recon we did 2 laps of winchester trying to find it. But it's free, there's hardly anyone there, and it's a pleasant place to chill in the sun.

Thank Jediraider
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Well maintained but nothing much to see. Would recommend if you are visiting Winchester. The whole atmosphere is very good and there is an Increase Stall just outside during the summer months.

Thank Gking08
Reviewed 17 October 2017

You can't miss out on this incredible site which was once the home of the Bishop of Winchester. It is only a few minutes walk from the Cathedral.

Thank LitProfessorRoxana
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Steeped in interesting history and the partial reconstruction is well maintained. We enjoyed wandering, reading the signs and drinking it in.

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I opted to visit this place nearby to the cathedral as time was limited and it's free admission. The prominent information boards provide helpful background information to the interesting history of the castle - well worth a visit.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A lovely old ruin with excellent information boards which allows you to understand the layout and uses of the castle in olden days.

Thank Beverly O
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I have never visited a castle ruin before and was genuinely interested to visit this particular offering.It is signposted from the market/high st areas however we lost our trail and had to ask twice.When we found it,admission was free and it is a good 80...More

Thank shane s
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Angela H
20 July 2017|
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Response from Ranger297 | Reviewed this property |
It's all about walking I'm afraid.