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Bishop's Waltham Palace
- Bishop's Waltham Palace
- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
- 1100AD - 1199AD
- Bishops Waltham
- Bishops Waltham,
- Ashby Castle,
about Bishop's Waltham Palace
Bishop's Waltham Palace is a medieval castle in Hampshire built in the 12th century, although the current picturesque ruins mostly date from the early 14th century works of the Bishop William Wykeham. In its time, Bishop's Waltham Palace acted as a residence for a series of the Bishops of Winchester and their clergy until it was destroyed during the English Civil War.
Today, the ground floor of Bishop's Waltham Palace is the location of the Bishop's Waltham Town Museum and the site is under the remit of English Heritage.
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Address: Bishop’s Lane, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, SO32 1DH
Phone: +44(0)1892 890381
Bishop's Waltham is located approximately 80 miles south of London along the M3. At junction 11, exit onto the B3335, following signs for Bishop’s Waltham. The nearest train station is around 3 miles away at Botley. It is also approximately 10 miles northeast of Southampton along the A334 and B3035.
The grounds of Bishop's Waltham Palace are open from May to the end of September daily, 10am-5pm. The museum is open on weekends during this period, 2pm-4pm. Admission is free except that there may be a charge to enter the museum.
Refreshments available and parking nearby. Exhibits accessible for hearing impaired visitors.
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