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Winchester Castle and Great Hall

Castle Ave, Winchester SO23 8PJ, England
44 1962 846476
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Owner description: Said to contain King Arthur's Round Table, this historic castle (circa 1067) is where visitors can learn how many battles through the generations... more » Owner description: Said to contain King Arthur's Round Table, this historic castle (circa 1067) is where visitors can learn how many battles through the generations helped to carve this dramatic stronghold. « less
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Check for weddings and early closing of the Great Hall & Round Table. The old Castle remains and the Westgate are beautiful historic monuments to bygone times. I can almost imagine characters from Phillipa Gregory book (White and Red Queens) here :)

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Letchworth Garden City
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Yes worth a visit. Not much in there but the history and previous uses of the Great Hall is worth learning about.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This was our last stop on our tour of Winchester & I have to admit I didn't realise there was a castle there! Actually for the most part all that's left is the ruins but the Great Hall was spared by Oliver Cromwell (yes, him again!) as it was a Law Court, which carried on until 1974. It is now... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Winchester castle and Great Hall are both pleasant places to visit, although bear in mind that there isn't enough to keep you for longer than an hour at most. There's hardly anything left of the castle, but the hall is a lovely, high ceilinged room with the infamous round table hanging on one wall. The reason this venue gets four... More

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Palm Desert
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Roundtable is on a wall. At least the Roundtable as Henry VIII envisioned it! Great feeling for a part of an English castle of that era.

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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Limited access due to a private function will go back at a later date to see more of the township managed a quick look beautiful building and an amazing ceiling

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Tasmania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A huge hall with a long history 10 mins walk from the centre of town. Houses a huge round table on wall representing King Arthur's. Roof structure is amazing. Don't miss the queens garden through the door in the side wall - it may be closed but ask theattendant.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

the most amazing thing about this building is that its free to enter. Amazing for such a beautiful, historical building. The round table and the history are fascinating and there are great exhibitions explaining the history. The building itself is stunning and there are great gardens in the rear. all round a very good few hours spent here

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Amazingly there is no admission charge for this ancient building with the replica round table commisioned by Edward I. There's also a huge black marble statue of Queen Victoria, a large copper plate with a likeness of Elizabeth II in relief and fancy steel gates commemorating the wedding of Charles and Diana. But for me the highlight was the building... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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365 reviews 365 reviews
240 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The round table is very impressive and there is timeline exhibition in the adjoining corridor. Outside there is a nice garden and considering there is no entrance fee (although a donation is requested) well worth visiting. The remains of the castle are across the road and worth a look too.

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