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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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  • This is a very historic place, I attended with a walking guide and really enjoyed learning all about it. 
  • All that remains of Winchester Castle is the great hall plus the small section of tunnels outside. Amazing to see. The round table astounds and they have thoughtfully put a smaller version at ground l...  read more »
  • On entering the Great hall, I wondered if I would be straight in and out, but no. There was no entrance fee but donations were accepted. The round table was massive and hung on the wall, I heard peopl...  read more »
  • Very well kept. Great gift shop. Wonderful to see the Kings Table. Free entry. Please donate or buy form the gift shop to help secure its future. ⚔🛡
  • It's great to see the famous round table fir free. It has a garden and small museum very nice as well. You can dress up with different customes and stuff. They have different activities for children.
  • 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.
  • Interesting place to visit loads to read. Really wanted to see the round table and the windows etc were good to see . Disappointed by garden....small and not as spectacular as I expected....perhaps wrong time of year? On the whole, worth £3 donation though.
  • Amazing piece of English History including the round table, beautiful medieval garden, and Queen Victoria statue. Worth a visit along with the East gate museum! Free with a donation... What more could you ask for...
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