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Winchester Castle - The Great Hall, Winchester

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Castle Historic Site
Founded in 1067, Winchester Castle - The Great Hall remains a testament to almost a millennia of history. The castle houses one of the finest surviving medieval halls, where a replica of King Arthur's famous round table sits. King Henry III--born in the castle--added the great hall between 1222 and 1235, which stands as the only remaining interior part of the castle after Oliver Cromwell's destruction. Take advantage of the exhibition corridor behind the gift shop to learn more of the history of the castle. Stroll around Queen Eleanor's garden featuring plants with symbolic meaning in medieval times. The castle is accessible by train at Winchester station, a ten-minute walk, or by the Tower Street car park, a five-minute walk. Admission is free, but the castle trust gladly accepts donations on entry. Using our international travel planner, Winchester attractions like Winchester Castle - The Great Hall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Great Hall is the only remaining part of the mediaeval Winchester Castle. It is a large space, particularly dominated by the (so-called) Round Table of King Arthur. The information along the walls...  more »
  • We visit Winchester three/four times a year and for the first time called in to look at the Great Hall and it's amazing but small perfect garden. It was a Sunday mid morning and already very busy - bu...  more »
  • The huge hall is an amazing space, and the round table (sadly not actually the one mentioned in Arthurian legend) is impressive. There is a long corridor of exhibits and information but for me the rec...  more »
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  • Amazing space containing the spectacular round table dating back to the 13th century. Make sure you spend time in the pretty Queen's garden.
  • A beautiful building with a very interesting history that goes beyond the round table that it's perhaps best most known for. Give it a visit!
  • Nice site to visit if you travel with kids. Free entrance and the chance to dress up to make a picture under the fable table.
  • A massive hall with the so called "King Arthur's Round Table" hanging on the wall. Some interesting historical information.
  • An interesting look into some of the history of Winchester.