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The Great Hall

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The Great Hall’s current opening times are Friday-Wednesday (closed on Thursdays) from 11:00-15:00.

Please check our website and social channels for up-to-date information before your visit.

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.

  • Hail the heroes in the Long Gallery
  • Try on amazing costumes and take a ‘selfie’ with your head on the executioners block
  • Relax in Queen Eleanor’s Garden abundant with 13th century plants and scents
  • Admire the iconic Round Table, soaring marble columns and superb stained glass
  • Treat yourself to something from the gift shop which offers an unusual selection of local and historic souvenirs.
  • Release your inner child with trails or quests and relive those ancient legends.
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  • 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
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The Great Hall offers guided tours at 11.00 and 15.00 everyday.

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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.

The Great Hall will be closed on the following dates:

Saturday 20 April from 12pm

Please check the Great Hall website for confirmation of closures. Closed Christmas and Boxing Day

Guided tours available upon request. Group booking advised.

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Adult: £3.00
Child (5-16 yrs): £2.00 (under 5s go FREE)
Concessions (Students, seniors, disabled card holders): £2.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £8.00
Carer: Free
Group adult: £2.50
Group child (5-16 yrs): £1.50
Add souvenir guidebook: £2.00

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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.

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