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Ruin in the City Centre

This old ruin is tucked away behind the Cathedral Close between The Bishop's Palace and Pilgrim... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
It´s FREE! :-)

You get an idea about the royal/archbishop living conditions back in time... Not huge amount of... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
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Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB, England
+44 1962 854766
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Reviewed yesterday

Entry to this attraction is thankfully free these days - with good reason. There is much of interest for anyone studying the period and layout of what remains of the structure - very little. Young children could be quickly bored here.

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth taking the path into this splendidly documented archeological site. Fascinating history and well placed between the glorious Cathedral and St CDross on the Itchen watermeadows.

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must have been a magnificent place when it was in daily use. I loved the way that a lot of the areas have a description in them so that you know what you are looking at & with a bit of imagination can bring...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This old ruin is tucked away behind the Cathedral Close between The Bishop's Palace and Pilgrim School. It is English Heritage but was free to enter. Quite a few information signs around the site giving the history. Well worth a visit 30-45 minutes will suffice.

Thank MarkrBradford
Reviewed 7 September 2018

You get an idea about the royal/archbishop living conditions back in time... Not huge amount of information, but enough. "Just" ruins - but a nice place to walk around.

Thank TereBrod
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We had to search around for this, top tip once you see the bishops house, there is a slight footpath to the left and playing fields will be on your right hand side, follow this path (badly signposted area) and then you will enter the...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Just old left over walls and stones left. Not a lot there apart from a few signs explaining what was found in the area and what rooms are used for.

Thank weeezoo
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Bit difficult to locate at first but worth a look when you find it. A large amount of castle ruins to explore with info boards which are interesting to read. Children loved climbing on the walls & learnt a bit of history at the same...More

Thank 71flojo
Reviewed 25 August 2018

After a little bit of searching we found the surprisingly extensive ruins of this castle, the former residence of bishops of Winchester, just outside the high-walled cathedral close. Well worth the short walk there, there is such a lot to see and the ruins are...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Extraordinarily hard to locate (surrounded by "private" signs), there is really very little left here to see. Even by the standards of romantic ruins, this is minimal.

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Angela H
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It's all about walking I'm afraid.