BISHOP'S WALTHAM PALACE

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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Hampshire, SO32 1DH
Postcode: SO32 1DH
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Website: Click Here

Even by the standards of the powerful medieval Bishops of Winchester, Bishop's Waltham in Hampshire was a grand residence. 
Much remains of the 12th and 14th century buildings, which were begun by Bishop Henry of Blois, brother of King Stephen. 
Set within attractive grounds, they include the impressive three-storey tower and the fine windows of the great hall built by William of Wykeham, bishop from 1367 and founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford.

The palace's lodging range later became a farmhouse and its ground floor now houses the Bishop's Waltham Town Museum.

Read more about the history of Bishop's Waltham Palace.

BEFORE YOU GO
Access: Parts of the site may be uneven and can become muddy in wet weather.

Parking: There is an English Heritage managed car park on site.

Opening Times: Between April and September the grounds are open from 10am-6pm daily. During the summer the Farmhouse Museum is open on at the weekend from 12-4pm. 
From October to March the grounds are open at the weekend from 10am-4pm. View details.

OPENING TIMES

1 APRIL - 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES FOR THIS PERIOD
Good Friday
14 Apr 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Easter Sunday
16 Apr 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Easter Monday
17 Apr 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Early May Bank Holiday
1 May 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Spring Bank Holiday
29 May 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Summer Bank Holiday
28 Aug 2017 10:00 - 18:00
1 APRIL - 5 MAY 2017
6 MAY - 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
1 OCTOBER 2017 - 29 MARCH 2018
30 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS
Opening times will be available nearer the time