Throughout the medieval period the bishops of Winchester held one of the highest positions of power in the English church. Wolvesey Castle was a luxurious palace built as a residence for the Bishops. The first residence dates back to the 970's but most of the surviving ruins date from the 12th-century work of Bishop Henry of Blois.
- ¾ mile SE of Winchester Cathedral, next to the Bishop's Palace; access from College Street
- Wolvesey Castle, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9NB
- English Heritage. Open to the public. Free Admission.
- For further information visit www.english-heritage.org.uk
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