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Wolvesey Castle, Winchester

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Wolvesey Castle, also known as the "Old Bishop's Palace", is a ruined castle in Winchester, Hampshire, England. It is located next to Winchester Cathedral.
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  • I came across the Castle while wandering around Winchester. They are not massive but large enough for a shortish visit. The conditions were a bit wet due to the excessive rainfall recently and might....  more »
  • It's not until you see history programmes that you realise so much of England's history has taken place in Winchester. Bit only with the cathedral which goes back to William the Conqueror and was...  more »
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  • Not a lot to do here, so not necessarily recommended for young children - but free access makes this a treat for history fans. Detailed signs are posted around the site, meaning you'll be able to make sense of what remains of the castle, and although understandably small, what does remain is impressive and gives a good insight into its time period. A lovely gem hidden in Winchester and a definitely-recommended visit.
  • This place is the ruins of an old castle. It is a very quiet cultural heritage, which is actually good for tourists. Winchester itself is a very small town with a population of less than 200,000. There is not much going on in the city. There are not that many tourists, so not many people visit the attractions here. Probably because of that, admission to this attraction is free of charge! With some little signs showing relevant information at different places of the castle, you can have an idea how the building was like in the medieval time.

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