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Wolvesey Castle, Winchester

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  • Wolvesey Castle is a hidden gem! fabulous first hand example of a 12th century palace. Despite the ruins it is easy to see the layout of the old hall, kitchens, latrines etc . As it ( I believe) relie...  more »
  • Worth a wander round - helpful informational boards through the site help you imagine the scale and activity once found here. Good place to take some interesting photos and learn more about Winchester...  more »
  • Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017, My husband and I decided to go to visit Wolvesey Castle (Old Bishops Palace). Wolvesey has been an important residence of the wealthy and powerful Bishops of Winchest...  more »
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  • It was my first visit yesterday and already I am wanting to return for a visit! I do find it odd that it is referred to as a Castle but it is definitely a worthwhile place to go visit. It is free which is lovely as I am a student with limited money. Also it was the first bishops palace I have visited so I am hardly an expert on them but it was nice to see the information around but I would have liked to see more information about what each rooms purpose was. Also I would love if a reconstruction drawing could be displayed to help give an idea of the site in its prime as it seems as if it would have truly been magnificent in its prime.
  • Free to get into, and a pleasant way to spend half an hour or so, with information boards giving context and background to the ruins
  • Nice historic place to visit in Winchester, it's free to go in too! Could be more information about the history though!
  • The ruins of Wolvesy Castle. Great place to bring the family to see a place in history. Benches and seating available for picnics and lots of information to the castles past. Opens most days during the summer months, but closed during winter months.
  • Beautiful and historic site, one of my favourite locations in Winchester.

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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.
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