Bishop's Waltham Palace - English Heritage

Bishop's Waltham Palace
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The ruins of a medieval palace (together with later additions) used by the Bishops and senior clergy of Winchester as they travelled through their diocese. Winchester was the richest diocese in England, and its properties were grandiose and extravagantly appointed.

Much of what can be seen today is the work of William Wykeham, who was bishop from 1367. The ground floor of the farmhouse is occupied by the Bishop's Waltham Town Museum. Other palaces of the Bishops of Winchester include Farnham Castle Keep and Wolvesey Castle (Old Bishop's Palace).

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Archaeological site

Opening hours

1 October 2014 - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 (grounds only)
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 (grounds only)

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Bishop's Waltham Palace - English Heritage
Bishop's Waltham
SO32 1DH



0870 333 1181

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