The Great Hall and Round Table, Winchester
4-December-2011
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The Great Hall is all that remains of the once important royal castle of Winchester. The hall was built 1222-35 for Henry III (who was born at Winchester Castle). Its many features include stained-glass windows and wrought steel gates that were installed in 1983 to commemorate the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.

An Arthurian Round Table hangs in the Great Hall. The table was originally constructed in the 13th century for King Edward I (1272-1307) who had an interest in the Arthurian legend. The table was repainted in its present form for Henry VIII; around the edge of the table are the names of King Arthur's knights.


The Hall is open all year round, 10am to 5pm and the entry is free.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Great Hall and Round Table, Winchester
 
 
 
 
Picture above showing a model of Winchester Castle (now demolished) and the Great Hall