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Bishop's Waltham Palace

Fairlawn 3 Station Road, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1DH, England
+44 1489 892460
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Staying locally for the weekend and thought we'd visit the palace grounds on Saturday afternoon in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanna M
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very interesting

Always a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Our local heritage which needs to be conserved.

Reviewed 1 week ago
stevesolentsky
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Visitors can see the remains of this grand medieval residence dating from the 12th and 14th centuries, which includes the Great Hall, a three-story tower and a moat that once encircled the palace and grounds.
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  • Very good67%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Fairlawn 3 Station Road, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying locally for the weekend and thought we'd visit the palace grounds on Saturday afternoon in November....sadly it was closed (though signage suggested it should have been open at weekends at this time of year).

Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Our local heritage which needs to be conserved.

Thank stevesolentsky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in middle of October, while travelled around the area to see historical places. It is not easy to find, especially that no parking site, just a very small car park for 6-8 cars. Otherwise you have to drive around and find parking nearby. Also,...More

Thank Ewyena
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A large ruined building with some good information boards giving description of the roomsand history. There is also a commentary that can be downloaded in advance. The museum which is manned by volunteers unfortunately was not open. The siteis well worth a visit if you...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Parking may be an issue. It is only accessable via a 200 yard alleyway. Parking close by can be an issue. The easiest way to access is by bike and then leave them at the entrance gate before the alleyway to the centre of the...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

FREE English heritage site with small car park open while the site is. Ruined Bishop"s Palace with small museum (check opening times). Tranquil and unmanned. No really steep hills and some ruins are several storeys high. Ruined after the English civil war and not managed...More

Thank Adz8
Reviewed 14 August 2017

English Heritage site , free car parking and free to enter, unmanned site, says on the website that it is manned at the weekend by volunteers including a small museum ... however this appears to be outdated and this hasn't been so since 2015. However...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited here as somewhere different to take the dog (dogs permitted on lead according to the English Heritage website). This is a site with a lot of history with some of the C12th building remaining. The site itself is peaceful and provides enough information...More

1  Thank William J
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I had seen signs directing tourists to this ruined Palace many times but had never visited before. I am glad that yesterday I did. It is a peaceful, tranquil ruin of what was a huge palace. Tall, flint walls tower over the dry moat. The...More

Thank CrystalShadow
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent production as ever. My 9 year old was transfixed. Bishops Waltham Palace is magical location for outside theatre.

Thank Philip H
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