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Wolvesey Castle

Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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Definitely worth a visit

It's free, our kids loved it, it was quiet (only 2 other families at 10.45 am) and really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calum M
Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Terrific - and free!

Sssssssh - don't tell the world, or we won't be able to continue to enjoy this treasure undisturbed.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Geoff R
Ashland, Oregon
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Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's free, our kids loved it, it was quiet (only 2 other families at 10.45 am) and really interesting. Definitely worth it if it's sunny.

Thank Calum M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sssssssh - don't tell the world, or we won't be able to continue to enjoy this treasure undisturbed.

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a circular walk and Wolvesey Castle was one of the things to see. After the drenching rain on the Saturday we did the walking tour on Sunday. The venue is free but there were large puddles on the pathways. Maybe if they...More

Thank Pam O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located next to the Bishop of Winchester residence this is one of those attractions that unless you are on a guided tour you will happen across by accident. If you follow the river from the old town mill you will pick up the sign posts...More

Thank the_wagsta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this, just a walk away from the Cathedral. It's an English Heritage site, with free entry. Excellent explanatory panels, well preserved and very extensive.

1  Thank AvuncularAmerican
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it is marked on the street it is a little tricky to get to the ruins but well worth the effort to find them. Colour boards with photos and explanations are excellent which really help you understand what the Castle would have been like...More

Thank Kate85105
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Found this castle by accident while walking with my visiting family around Winchester. Old ruins with a map and labels of where each room was placed. Very interesting and informative and free.

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Although this castle of Bishop Henry is a ruin the information boards give a good history of the time of Stephen and Matilda. If you have read any of the Cadfael books this is a good place to visit to learn about the true history....More

1  Thank purpletravelat
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is free to visit but is only open April - October. It is quite a big site with a lot of ruins and a few interpretation boards. It is very near Winchester College and the cathedral. Worth a short detour.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

An interesting place to visit if you like history or ruins. Went the wrong way at first but did find them. Then found the lovely easy route back alongside the river. It was a very hot day so nice to sit on the grass in...More

1  Thank Tricia5002014
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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.