The Great Hall

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/great-hall

The Great Hall, “one of the finest surviving aisled halls of the 13th century”, contains the greatest symbol of medieval mythology, King Arthur's Round Table, and is all that now remains of Winchester Castle.

Come and see the iconic Round Table of Arthurian legend that has dominated Winchester’s ancient Great Hall for centuries.  This is one of the finest surviving examples of a 13th century aisled hall and is an enhancement of the original Winchester Castle built by William the Conqueror. Discover the history and uncover the battles, secrets and trials for terrorism and treason held here. 

THINGS TO DO

  • Glimpse the secret passages
  • Hail the heroes in the Long Gallery
  • Try on our amazing costumes take a ‘selfie’ with your head on the executioners block
  • Relax in Queen Eleanor’s Garden abundant with 13th century plants and scents
  • Enjoy a free tour with our friendly guides 
  • Admire the iconic Round Table, soaring marble columns and superb stained glass
  • Treat yourself to something from our gift shop which offers an unusual selection of local and historic souvenirs.

Release your inner child with one of our trails or quests and relive those ancient legends.

The Great Hall is situated at the top of the High Street, to the left of the Westgate

  • Disabled parking (prior arrangement required)
  • Ramp access to Great Hall and Queen Eleanor's Garden
  • Accessible toilets
  • Lift
  • Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome

The Great Hall is open daily from 10am to 5pm all year, however due to private and civic functions the hall can occasionally be closed to visitors.  Please check on the closures tab below, or check their website at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/greathall/greathall-visit.htm
Closed Christmas and Boxing Day

Guided tours available upon request. Group booking advised.

Suggested Donation per person from £3.00
Suggested Donation per head in a group from £1.50

Road

Tower Street car park is a 5 minute walk from the Great Hall.

Public Transport

Train: The Great Hall is a 10 minute walk from Winchester Station.

Coach: There are two Coach set-down points at either end of the city. The drop off point at Sussex Street is a 5 minute walk from the Great Hall. Waiting is limited to 20 minutes. There is a coach park for longer stays at Worthy Lane. The parking charge is £6 per coach per day, or part thereof. The Winchester Parking Office can be contacted via 01962 848346 if prior arrangement is required

The Great Hall occassionally closes for all or part of a day. Please see below for 2016 closures:

  • 18 June 2016 - All day
  • 20th June - Opens at 15:00
  • 1st July - Closed from 15:00
  • 15th July - Closed from 16:00
  • 13th August - Closed all day
  • 27 - 28th August 2016 - All day
  • 3rd September - Closed all day
  • 15th September - Closed from 14:00
  • 17th September - Closed from 15:00
  • 30th September - Closed from 16:00
  • 7th-9th September - Closed all day

Please check their website for up to date information on closures and other details.
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/greathall/greathall-visit.htm

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