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The Great Hall

Winchester Category For the Family, For Adults, Historic Sites
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The castle 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. Admire the soaring Purbeck marble columns and beautiful Gothic pointed archways.

While you are visiting The Great Hall why not:

Pose in our amazing costumes of characters from the Castle’s past, from an escaping Bishop, a Gallant knight or a splendidly dressed King to impress his Queen. Release that inner child and just imagine…
Take up a challenge and tackle one of our children’s trails of villains, heroes and ghosts. Collect from our welcome desk. Prices are from 50p.
Browse in our Gift shop and treat yourself to bespoke and local gifts. 

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