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Winchester Castle - The Great Hall, Winchester

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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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  • Lots of easy to understand information and dress up fun for children. Nice shop selling a good variety of historical souvenirs.  more »
  • Standing in the hall and looking around you realise how much this country has to offer the tourist. Where else can you get a sense of history. The round table is an obvious highlight but the stained g...  more »
  • Even on the walk up to the Great Hall you cannot escape that you are working in the footsteps of so many people down the ages. A beautiful building and well laid out exhibition and timeline. Obviously...  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.