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Wolvesey Castle

Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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We were told by our hotel staff that the Castle was closed due to it crumbling away. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Essex, United Kingdom
hard to find but worth it

I laughed when I read other reviewers saying this was hard to find, but I recon we did 2 laps of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told by our hotel staff that the Castle was closed due to it crumbling away. We were surprised to find it open to visitors so entered at our peril. We did not pay an entrance fee so do not know about charges if...More

Thank happyoapessex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I laughed when I read other reviewers saying this was hard to find, but I recon we did 2 laps of winchester trying to find it. But it's free, there's hardly anyone there, and it's a pleasant place to chill in the sun.

Thank Jediraider
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well maintained but nothing much to see. Would recommend if you are visiting Winchester. The whole atmosphere is very good and there is an Increase Stall just outside during the summer months.

Thank Gking08
Reviewed 17 October 2017

You can't miss out on this incredible site which was once the home of the Bishop of Winchester. It is only a few minutes walk from the Cathedral.

Thank LitProfessorRoxana
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Steeped in interesting history and the partial reconstruction is well maintained. We enjoyed wandering, reading the signs and drinking it in.

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I opted to visit this place nearby to the cathedral as time was limited and it's free admission. The prominent information boards provide helpful background information to the interesting history of the castle - well worth a visit.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A lovely old ruin with excellent information boards which allows you to understand the layout and uses of the castle in olden days.

Thank Beverly O
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I have never visited a castle ruin before and was genuinely interested to visit this particular offering.It is signposted from the market/high st areas however we lost our trail and had to ask twice.When we found it,admission was free and it is a good 80...More

Thank shane s
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I love visiting old ruins so I always make sure to find an interesting historical site when I'm visiting other cities. Wolvesey Castle ruins are small but interesting, not my favourite ruins, but well kept and with an interesting story. They also are in the...More

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Quite a sizeable ruin along a pleasant walking route. Rather pleasant to visit. Quiet and peaceful. Part of the ruin now form the walls for a school playground.

Thank Asura17
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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.