Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Hampshire  /  Winchester  /  Wolvesey Castle

Wolvesey Castle, Winchester

4.2
#5 of 12 in Historic Sites in Winchester
Wolvesey Castle is located in Winchester. Put Wolvesey Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Winchester trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Wolvesey Castle
map
Wolvesey Castle Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
220 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • A small place - we came late so it was free for us to enter. Nicely done with informative plaques so you could gain more information. Great photo opportunities and hidden right in the centre of Winche...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 exc...  more »
Google
  • Free entry April to October. Owned by English Heritage, information boards provide some information about the site which was the mediaeval seat of the bishops of Winchester. Adjacent to the current Bishops' palace, an interesting English baroque building in use so rarely open to visitors.
  • Castle ruins. Lovely ruins.

Plan your trip to Winchester

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Winchester

Hotels, B&Bs, and inns offer rooms on the upper floors of the historical town center's Victorian, Georgian, and Tudor buildings. These look out over the pedestrian streets, markets, and shops, as well as provide a convenient location to the main attractions. Cottages for rent near the River Itchen are set among thick trees near the water, but are still within walking distance of many of the city attractions.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Winchester by other users

1 day in Winchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Winchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United Kingdom & Bruges BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Winchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Southern England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Southern England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Winchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Hampshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans