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Behind the scenes tour at The Great Hall

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The Great Hall

Castle Avenue

Winchester

SO23 8UJ

United Kingdom

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Want to discover more, then why not join us for special historical tours exploring the fascinating stories of The Great Hall, Winchester Castle and the trials and tribulations of the Great Hall as a law court. Visitors will join one of our enthusiastic tour guides with special access to The Council Chamber building and Former Grand Jury room not usually open to the public. Find out about the fascinating history of Winchester Castle and some colourful characters of the Great Hall's past- from Kings and Queens to judge's and prisoners.

Tours will be running daily over four days departing from The Great Hall Welcome Desk. Places are limited on our historical tours so please book a place to avoid disappointment.

There is partial wheelchair access, assistance dogs are welcome.

Please note the Great Hall is open for FREE between 10:00 and 16:30 on all the dates listed below. You can just turn up. However for the tours please book a place!

The Great Hall is delighted to welcome visitors for Heritage Open Days to discover the fascinating history of this former castle site & law court. The finest surviving medieval aisled hall of the 13th century, it once formed part of the magnificent Winchester castle which was founded in 1067 by William the Conqueror shortly after his victory at the Battle of Hastings. In 1222 Henry III, with his love of architecture, began the construction of one of the earliest Gothic styled medieval halls.

Dominating the Great Hall is the iconic Round Table, famously linked to the ancient legends of King Arthur and his Knights. Uncover its unique role and the influence it had on kings throughout history. From historians to poets, its mystique has captivated people’s imaginations for centuries.


Some supporter tickets are also still available. These can be accessed using the promo code sent to those on our mailing list.

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The Great Hall

Castle Avenue

Winchester

SO23 8UJ

United Kingdom

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