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Bishop's Waltham Palace

Fairlawn 3 Station Road, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1DH, England
+44 1489 892460
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Ancient ruins, large grounds , great atmosphere.

We were delighted to find that this English Heritage site does not charge entry fees. The car park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Well maintained ruin

An interesting ruin with several remains of the buildings from the 12th and 14th century. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles K
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Visitors can see the remains of this grand medieval residence dating from the 12th and 14th centuries, which includes the Great Hall, a three-story tower and a moat that once encircled the palace and grounds.
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Fairlawn 3 Station Road, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1DH, England
+44 1489 892460
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted to find that this English Heritage site does not charge entry fees. The car park is not large but there is plenty of parking just around the corner. There are interesting information panels which provide basic information. Sadly we did not have...More

Thank Pengor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting ruin with several remains of the buildings from the 12th and 14th century. There are artists impressions of the buildings before becoming ruins! You can download an audio tour from the English Heritage website.

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Was very pleased to come across this place on a drive out , love these sort of places , it's free to look round and plenty of info provided

Thank Maureen1502
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Fantastic ruins with helpful information plaques. Better on a dry day as walking on grass is the norm.

Thank exhoteliers
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Worth popping in if your passing. Don't make a day of it as it's only a small place. Nice to have this kind of history in the village.

Thank chris d
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I only live about half an hour`s drive from this lovely town and had never appreciated how pretty it was and what a rich Norman history it has. Unfortunately the Palace was partly destroyed in our Civil War, but enough survives to give you some...More

1  Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Living within 20 miles of this wonderful abbey,a sunny September afternoon and a beautiful stroll though the ruins,so interesting,why had we not visited before? A little reading on the web made it so much more interesting,and we will definitely visit again with friendsThe little museum...More

1  Thank lavender2417
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I've driven past so many times but I was pleased that I made an effort to visit. Free entry, no toilets or cafe on site but the town is just across the road so it's no hardship. There are information boards around the site to...More

1  Thank CotswoldsMidge
Reviewed 3 September 2016

These historic remains are remarkable both in their height and extent. It is easy to visualise how life would have been in the hey day of the Palace's importance. Please note that although the grounds make a perfect venue for a picnic there are neither...More

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 7 August 2016

For a freebie,, not bad for an hour or so to visit,could do with a tea room on site tho , which would make money for the place,,on the whole well worth a look!

Thank david l
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