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The Great Hall

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
The Castle Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UJ, England
+44 1962 846476
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided to go and have a look at The Great Hall which is at the end of the High Street. Had read about the free tours at 11am and 3pm so arrived at 2.30 which gave us the chance to look around before we started...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited here before on a previous visit but figured it’s a bit of a must do when in Winchester, it was a bit of a grey December day but the outside of the building looks good in black and white pictures I took....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HCT1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific find and so glad we stopped to see it. We were just in time for a guided tour to start and it made all the difference, otherwise you might just walk in, look at the four walls and walk out without knowing all the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CMillsey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For an entrance fee of £3.00 it is worth supporting The Great Hall. A lot of history within the walls

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoyceSJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great Hall and Round Table is something which should not be missed on a trip to Winchester. I have been three times, and always find something new to read about.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zaylie13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited before to see the Magnificent Great Hall and Arthur's Round Table but this vivist was to see Shakespeare's Globe perform Ralegh The Treason Trial in the 400th year of his execution. Glad I wrapped up warm as being an observer for 2 hours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Very important building and the only part of Winchester castle that remains. There are some striking artefacts but you won't spend a huge amount of time here. There is one of Winchester's iconic items in the huge 13th century round table mounted on one wall...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank inoble
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit , spectacular building . Lots of well presented historical information. Really loved Queen Eleanor’s garden . Very reasonable £2.50 entrance fee (seniors)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thecriticalcook
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

The great hall is a medieval gem worth visiting because It dates back to the 13th century and contains the round table and a long gallery displaying excellent works of art. This attraction is what’s left of the original castle but worth the small entrance...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gary235
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We were in two minds whether or not to go in, as it appeared quite small. But we are so glad we did! We were lucky to be in time for a guided tour at 11am, which made all the difference to us. The lady...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
Nicholas W
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