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The Great Hall and the Round Table

Address: Castle Ave, Winchester SO23 8PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 846476
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Great Hall is one of the finest surviving medieval aisled halls of the 13th century and is all...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful medieval hall. Although there is no real furniture as such the stonework, statues and all the coats of arms displayed all over one of the walls is really impressive. If you look closely some of the family shields have been rubbed out, this was done when and if nobles fell out of favour with the Royal... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The Great Hall and the Round Table are a 'must see' attraction if visiting Winchester. It has disabled access throughout and the legendary King Arthur's Round Table hangs upon the far end of the Great Hall. It was originally made by King Henry the 8th I believe. There is a gift shop and toilet facilities also. It is great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Very lovely, great past and present infomation, fabulous model of the days gone by City, left to wonder to hearts content, best toilet facilities ever and very old and quaint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Worth a visit if your ever in Winchester, free to get in but I always like to put something into the donation box, some nice stain glass windows & a replica of King Arthur's round table on the wall, also a nice garden at the back, good place to take the kids for a bit of history

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Reading,Berks, UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wanted to take Aussie friend in for a quick look - first closed for bbc filming and then carols - biggest gripe was that there was no sign at the bottom of the hill to tell you this very important fact. It is good when you can get in, but tourists seem to be down the list of priorities!

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love history and seeing this place which has parts of its structure going back to Roman times it is really amazing. It would be lovely to see some of the underground aspects of the castle, though of course they might not be fit for exhibition purposeses.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Rather than just visiting the Castle Area, visit the Tourist office and sign up for their walking tour which includes the Castle. Very interesting and you get to see much of Winchester and it's history that you probably didn't know it was there.

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were only in the area on the Sunday and went to visit the Great Hall as wanted to see the Hall and especially the round table. Unfortunately when we arrived there was a sign saying it was closed for a private function. Very disappointed.

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TheGreatHallWinch, Senior Assistant at The Great Hall and the Round Table, responded to this review

I am very sorry you were unable to visit the Great Hall to see the Round Table on the day of your visit. The Great Hall is currently closed for filming for a BBC production, signs with the duration and reasoning for the closure were placed at the end of Castle Avenue. We do update our website regularly with such... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Whenever friends come to visit I always enjoy taking them around the Great Hall, such wonderful history and such an impressive building.

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East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is just a short stroll up from the town and would be interesting for children and adults alike The few castle ruins help you imagine bygone times and visitors are simply asked for a small donation to enter the Great Hall - although empty the architecture, vaulted ceiling, genuine historical furniture, statues and impressive replica of the Round Table... More 

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