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Wolvesey Castle, Winchester

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  • August 17, 2017
    You have almost been looking, so in retrospect are these remains of this castle. This ruin is free and gives a fair picture of the structure of this old Castle.
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  • August 11, 2017
    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.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Sssssssh - don't tell the world, or we won't be able to continue to enjoy this treasure undisturbed.  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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