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.

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