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The Great Hall, Winchester

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#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Winchester
Founded in 1067, 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. Add The Great Hall and other attractions to your Winchester trip itinerary using our Winchester trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Don't miss the visit the Great Hall that remained of what used to be the castle & still houses the famous round table. have some fun & dress up in the 18 century costumes.  more »
  • We arrived early in Winchester and most attractions weren't open till 10am, so we had a slow wander from Alfred's statue up to the top of the high street by the old west gate? To see the great hall. T...  more »
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  • The fabled great hall. Great place for a little bit of history with family. Won't take long to go around, but the game garden is certainly a nice spot to sit and relax on a bench in (weather permitting if course)
  • I have been to Winchester countless times but this was my first visit here! Run by Btitish Heritage you have to pay to enter, inside is a replica of the round table a statue of Queen Victoria and some very modern gates that separate the great hall from the law courts. Outside is a small garden with loads on to the military museum.
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