Wolvesey Castle

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/wolvesey-castle

  • Wolvesey Castle ruins
  • Wolvesey Castle ruins
  • Wolvesey Castle ruins
  • Wolvesey Castle ruins
  • Wolvesey Castle ruins
  • Wolvesey Castle ruins

Wolvesey Castle

College Street, Winchester

SO23 9NB

Wolvesey has been an important residence of the wealthy and powerful Bishops of Winchester since Anglo-Saxon times.

Standing next to Winchester Cathedral, the extensive surviving ruins of the palace date largely from the 12th-century work of Bishop Henry of Blois. 

Peaceful ruins, in a beautiful setting, of the extensive palace of the powerful medieval Winchester bishops. Was frequently visited by medieval and Tudor monarchs. The last great occasion here was on 25 July 1554, when Queen Mary and Philip of Spain held their wedding breakfast in the East Hall. Ideal spot for picnics.

  • Guide dogs are allowed

Wolvesey Castle is open between April and October, 10:00 till 17:00

Admission is free.

Road

Nearest major road is M3. Situated 0.75 miles south east of Winchester Cathedral, next to Bishops Palace with access from College Street.

Public transport

Nearest station is Winchester.

Related categories

You might also like

  • Old Vine Bedroom
    Where to stay

    The Old Vine

    City centre
  • Mercure Wessex Hotel Main Entrance
    Where to stay

    Mercure Wessex Hotel

    City centre
    The 4 star Wessex Hotel is situated in the heart of historic Winchester, adjacent to the 900 year old Cathedral.
  • 12 Christchurch Road
    Where to stay

    12 Christchurch Road

    City Centre
    An elegant Victorian house furnished with style and within easy walking distance of the city centre.
  • Green Man Bar
    Food & drink

    The Green Man

    City centre
    Stylish city centre pub serving the best of seasonal modern British cuisine
  • Hotel du Vin Superior Room
    Where to stay

    Hotel du Vin

    Southgate Street
    The very first Hotel du Vin is housed in the fine architecture of one of central Winchester's most important Georgian buildings.
  • Mulberry Cottages
    Where to stay

    Mulberry Cottages

    Around Winchester
  • bedroom in Saskia's B&B
    Where to stay

    Saskia's B&B

    City Centre
    A b&b in a beautifully restored Victorian Gothic house in the heart of historic Winchester
  • The front of The Old Vine
    Food & drink

    The Old Vine

    City centre
    The Old Vine is the perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed, convivial surroundings.