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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 #6 of 34 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Saturday morning. Such a beautiful building. The table was great to see. Great way to spend an hour in Winchester

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winchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Entered from the rear via Queen Eleanor's Garden. Great to see the Round Table and also the Queen Vic statue.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Nice place to spend 2-3 hours discovering history of this little town. Located at walking distance from almost any point in town.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We never knew that this mythical table was here so it was a surprise to discover it on our visit. Well worth spending 30 minutes in this historical part of Winchester.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The hall is large and interesting but the one exhibit that children who've watched Merlin would love is the round table. We've learnt a lot more about Winchester from the exhibits and display boards. Another free attraction- well done Winchester.

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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was lovely. Walking up the High Street to get to it is like walking back in time. Stepping into the vastness of the Great Hall made my kids jaws drop! Must see.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice council-maintained attraction. Had forgotten how good it is after having visited many years ago. Winchester wouln't be complete without the Council keeping the table visible and the Hall open. It was too cold to enjoy the garden, but the nearby tunnels of the ancient castle are well worth viewing.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This medieval hall is worth a visit if you are in Winchester, The round table is very impressive and there is plenty of information to read. Unfortunately on the day we visited the toilets were closed due to a problem with the plumbing to we had to cut short our visit being caught short and so may have missed some... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Beautiful medieval hall redolent with history and mystery (who knows if the knights really sat around this table?--still fun to imagine). Coats of arms, statues, stonework--much to see. We were here shepherding undergraduates around on a study abroad tour several years ago on a cold January day. Hard to imagine anything has changed given how ancient it is. Have seen... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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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