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The Great Hall and the Round Table

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Address: Castle Ave, Winchester SO23 8PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 846476
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Description: The Great Hall is one of the finest surviving medieval aisled halls of the...
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 greatest symbol of medieval mythology: King Arthur's Round Table. Visitors can also see Queen Eleanor's garden, a recreation of an enclosed medieval garden, providing an injection of nature. Our knowledgeable custodians offer guided tours to unlock the historical journey of the Great Hall and Winchester castle, from William the Conqueror to the present day.
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Fascinating to learn that the hall was used as recently as the 70s for court trials. So much history in such a small space.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fascinating to learn that the hall was used as recently as the 70s for court trials. So much history in such a small space.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

King Arthur never existed, but was a mythical first English King who was revived at different times to suit current political interests. For example Tintagel Castle, Cornwall was built by Henry III's brother allegedly on the site of Arthur's birth to ingratiate himself with the locals. The Winchester Round Table is now thought to have been made in the late... More 

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a wander and look around the hall with the table on the wall, and a nice little garden off the side.

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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Truly amazing that this dwelling is still in existence and in such good condition. Even if King Arthur was a myth, the castle was well worth seeing, and pretending there was a Camelot.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The title sums it up. There is a certain ambience to the place and it is worth a visit, but don't expect to be spending hours there because there really is not a lot to see.

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Purley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We loved this Great Hall. There is a lot of history. The table is magnificent hanging on the wall. The colours look so fresh. Lovely garden out the back of the hall.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Huge, awesome place attached to Winchester Castle where the knights of the Round Table met. Lots of lip service tro royalty with fantastic bronze images of our Queen (face 10 times life size on a rose) and Victoria. Very friendly welcome, guides available, neat souvenir shop, entrty by donation. Couldn't fail to be impressed.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

for all those from around England and from abroad, this is where the original round table is. It is a must see, also take note of the whisper passage, you find that behind the building through the garden.

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Royston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is worth a visit, to get the history of the round table, or as we dubbed it the 'Dartboard'. The garden attached to the side of the hall is a little gem and the access to the tunnels which originally led to the sally ports, should not be overlooked.

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shrewsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We ended a walking tour of the city in the great hall having attended the wedding of our niece there the day before. What a lovely place and the best wedding venue I have ever been to. Happy memories of this beautifull hall.

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