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The Great Hall

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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The Castle Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Great Hall as part of a walking tour in Winchester, our discounted admission was included in the tour fee. This is a really well presented building that allows you to appreciate its structure and the guide gave an excellent presentation of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Peter Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definetly lives up to the name The Great Hall. Well worth the time to visit here. Lots of history. Queen Eleanor's Garden is lovely and very peaceful. Nice little gift shop also.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DQShaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was on my holidays, I visited the Great Hall in Winchester and I saw Michelangelo's Last Supper, all the way from the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and King Arthur's Round Table, all the way from the fifth century. Spectacularly good value for money,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

We took visiting family to explore Winchester and thought we would explore the great hall. Was interesting to view and not bad for £3 entry. However, its not mind blowing so it won’t be a must be to visit if you are in Winchester.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

We were wowed by the hall and it’s history both ancient and modern. Useful information provided throughout. When we visited there was a really interesting exhibition about 100 years of women in the law - women only granted the right to practice law in 1919....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joanna63
Reviewed September 27, 2019

Arthur's Round Table was made in 1290 for a festival of jousting and, at the other end, the huge medieval-looking mural listing the Hampshire MPs from 1283 to 1868 was only painted in the 1890s. The Long Gallery is worth a look if you're interested...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Myself and my husband unexpectedly came across The Great Hall. We found the entrance fee reasonable, the service was great with a very friendly lady at reception who later went out of her way to approach people to ensure they knew the tour guide had...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 27love2travel27
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

This was an interesting place to visit. Lots of historical information, which was well presented, about the Hall.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brian D
Reviewed September 15, 2019

I visited the Hall as part of a walking tour of Winchester. I feel that, had I paid separately for entry, it is a little overpriced. There isn't masses to see hear, although it is all very interesting.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GinaLoui5e
Reviewed September 11, 2019

Went basically to see the the Round Table, felt it was a bit underwhelming inside. Of course it holds a lot of historical significance and was explained in a series of factual boards through a gallery.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Loz R
October 11, 2018|
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Response from lemoncello98 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was were the courts were held until the 70's, the great door at one end takes you through to the current courts and the hall is used I think for investment of judges and a variety of things prior to going through the... More
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nicholaswitan
August 14, 2017|
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Response from yazbar | Reviewed this property |
They weren’t allowed into a wedding I went to there so I think not.
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TerryandPete
January 28, 2016|
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Yes, the Great Hall is accessible and a disabled toilet is available, I cant post a link to the official website but it contains detailed access information. Note that the Great Hall is up quite a steep hill from town... More
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