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The Great Hall

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Very interesting local history.

We were lucky to catch a tour which gave us a real insight into all the interesting aspects of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gillian W
Lymington, United Kingdom
Visit to Winchester

Visited Winchester this month and it certainly didn’t disappoint, what a lovely town with great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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The Great Hall is one of the finest surviving medieval aisled halls of the 13th century and is all that remains of Winchester Castle. The Great Hall is open daily to the public offering a unique historical experience and the chance to see the...more
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The Castle Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UJ, England
+44 1962 846476
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky to catch a tour which gave us a real insight into all the interesting aspects of the Great Hall which could easily be missed without expert input. Very good value.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Winchester this month and it certainly didn’t disappoint, what a lovely town with great walks and historical buildings, Although the town has Winchester Cathedral we didn’t go in as you have to pay and personally I think this is wrong, if you go to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here last week, History very interesting. It was £2:50 for Concessions. Lots of interesting reading.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is ok for a visit of about an hour but I can’t help but think, with a little more effort, this could be more of an experience. Aside from paying, there is no interaction. There is no clear route around the premises and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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TheGreatHallWinch, Manager at The Great Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Great Hall. I am sorry to hear that you felt your experience was lacking direction and interaction. Our team share a passion for history and enjoy sharing the fascinating story of The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people who run this establishment are fantastic, nothing too much trouble the food was amazing. great place for functions as well as history

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful medieval hall with impressive Purbeck stone columns. Its history goes back to when Winchester was the capital of the country. It is home to the famous round table of KIng Arthur, however it has now been dated to a period...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a trip. Gives a fascinating look into British constitutional history - who knew Winchester was so important!? Don't miss the 'secret garden' outside and the gallery behind the entrance shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent area to learn about the history of Winchester through the ages. Cheap entrance fees! Also worth visiting the West Gate and it’s free museum. Nearby parking in the area of the military museums. Lots of restaurants/cafes/pubs nearby! Toilets on site.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place calls to mind the days of knights, legends and great deeds. A great deal of history occurred here and many threads weave through here - bring your imagination and spend a few moments back in time!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

The history of this place is awe inspiring. From Alfred the great to nowadays, used as a home to a court room, the place is a wonderful piece of history. Though with the round table, being a Monty Python fan, all I could think of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Loz R
12 October 2018|
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Response from TereBrod | Reviewed this property |
I´m not sure if it was exactly the very place, but I remember reading a pannel there with information on IRA members´ proces.
14 August 2017|
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Response from yazbar | Reviewed this property |
They weren’t allowed into a wedding I went to there so I think not.
28 January 2016|
Response from Mymsman |
Yes, the Great Hall is accessible and a disabled toilet is available, I cant post a link to the official website but it contains detailed access information. Note that the Great Hall is up quite a steep hill from town... More