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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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Incredible History With Folklore Galore

View the Round Table in this impressive great hall. History oozes from every brick. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

View the Round Table in this impressive great hall. History oozes from every brick. Well worth a visit.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This incredible space this year is filled with 1st world war art work. This adds to the space and we thought it was very thought provoking. The round table is just stunning and to think of the trials that happened in this very room is just amazing. There is a £3 donation requested at the door. The shops is nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Being for free is a good place to find about the history of some of the English royalty but there's not that much to see. Still would recommend a pass by when visiting Winchester.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We wasn't sure exactly what we were entering, so we were all the more pleased that we did. The amazing high vaulted ceiling, painted walls, stained glass windows, Royal displays and beautiful little garden out the back. Of course the round table displayed on the far wall is the crowning glory. All free! although we gladly made a donation on... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Great Hall is a big space for exhibitions and is right next to the law courts so there's an element of legal history here too. The table is on display on the wall, old but not old enough for Arthur and his knights to have dined at it. From the hall you walk through a display of pictures and... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Free admission (£3pp recommended donation) to see the Round Table housed in the old court house. The gallery above houses a small collection of photographs and paintings which were worth a visit.

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

An interesting an informative place to visit. Not sure about the giant bird's nest hanging down though!

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a stunning medieval building, built originally in the thirteenth century for Henry III, and later refashioned. What you see now is a spacious flint-built hall with tall slender pillars early English windows and a 19th century wooden beamed roof. The Round Table is fun, too; painted as it is now for Henry VIII. The gardens behind the hall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Step into the Great Hall and you will feel like you have stepped back in time with its stone walls and round table. We did not have enough time to see everything but I would say give yourself plenty of time to visit, fascinating history to absorb and nice gift shop which was not over-priced like many.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was very excited to see the Round Table, but a little disappointed to see it in the flesh - there wasn't a huge amount of info about it in the hall, and the visit can really be done and dusted in 20 minutes. All in all, I felt underwhelmed.

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