Bishop's Waltham Palace Ruins

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  • Bishop's Waltham Palace family picnic
  • Bishop's Waltham Palace family picnic
  • Bishop's Waltham Palace family picnic
  • Bishop's Waltham Palace family picnic

Bishop's Waltham Palace Ruins

Bishop's Waltham

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The ruins of a medieval palace (together with later additions) used by the Bishops and senior clergy of Winchester.

Bishop’s Waltham’s most impressive cultural asset is without doubt the grand medieval Bishop’s Palace, located near the heart of the town. Explore the extensive remains, including the ruins of the Great Hall, and imagine the powerful visitors who honoured the palace with a visit. They include Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, Henry III, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Henry VIII, Queen Mary I, and Queen Elizabeth I. In good weather, the grounds are ideal for a family picnic – just buy your lunch in the High Street and cross Winchester Road to relax and eat out in the open air. 

  • Disabled parking
  • 1 April - 30 September daily, 10am to 6pm
  • 1 October - 31 March at weekends, 10am to 4pm

Admission is free.

Road

Parking is 30m from entrance on a loose gravel surface. Disabled parking on site (please contact custodian for access).Sat Nav

Public transport

Bus: Brijan bus 7, 8, 17; Stagecoach bus 69

Train: The nearest train station is Botley (3 1⁄2 miles)

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