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Wolvesey Castle

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Address: Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
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Hidden spot, interesting history, free and close to gardens

I came across the ruins when looking for a shortcut to Abbey Gardens from College St. Interesting history and great place for photos. Absolutely free! Beautiful with trees in bloom

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maria Z
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Herts.
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Part of the original layout has been demolished and buit over - English Heritage property but is free to visit. The ruins are fascinating if you like the history and there are boards all around explaining the various areas.

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Thank WillandBud
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was glorious looking around here in Springtime with blossom trees all around! the ruins are quite extensive and have useful information boards all the way around so that you can get a feel for what you're looking at.

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Thank Laura B
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this gem that I hadn't realised was there, and we very me ch enjoyed reading about it and wandering through its "rooms". It must have been vast in its hey day, and magnificently designed. The Bishop of Winchester was a very much more important historical figure than I had realised!

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Thank Jane R
Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came across the ruins when looking for a shortcut to Abbey Gardens from College St. Interesting history and great place for photos. Absolutely free! Beautiful with trees in bloom

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Thank Maria Z
Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely find after wandering round the back streets of Winchester. Time to reflect & wonder exploring this ruin. Well worth visiting, maybe in preference to the cathedral.

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Thank Shelley S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting old ruins tucked away near the cathedral with some information about what they were. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Thank Marion S
Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit, historic ruins and wonderful walk around historic Wincester Lovely place for picnic or walk around Dog friendly

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Thank kattyforest
Hampshire
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This little known gem is a short distance from Winchester Cathedral and, although it only opens during the summer season, it is certainly worth a visit to anyone interest in British history. Dating from the medieval period, the Bishops of Winchester once lived here and, although the place is now ruined, you can sense the history all around you. What's... More 

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Thank GordonHampshire
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Take a walk along the river out of Winchester to this picturesque ruin, take a picnic have lovely day out.

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Thank ruedas15
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We live very nearby and decided to explore the area on a very mild and sunny autumnal day. The castle grounds were spotlessly clean, well maintained, and best of all, very quiet. No payment needed to enter. There are a few picnic benches scattered around the grounds which would make for a very pleasant break in future. The grounds are... More 

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