Winchester Castle

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  • Address: Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8PJ, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1962846476
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Garden, Ancient Ruin, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Hall

Winchester Castle - Review

Winchester Castle is probably one of those attractions that characterizes the city of Winchester. Reminiscent of the medieval past of England, this building was founded in 1067. Although most of it is in ruins, you can still see its Great Hall that stands well preserved. This hall also houses a museum that showcases the history of Winchester and its evolution. This hall was an addition contributed by Henry III between 1222-1235. Here, you can see its structure made up of flint with stone dressings; and a roof with dormer windows. Of special mention is an imitation of Arthurian Round Table for which people especially visit this castle. The table was originally constructed in the 13th century, and repainted in its present form for Henry VIII. Around the edge of the table, you can read the names of King Arthur's knights. Other highlights are:

  • A re-creation of a medieval garden called Queen Eleanor's Garden.
  • A series of pictorial epigrams illuminated in medieval monastic style known as The Winchester Panels hang in the Great Hall.
  • Since 1889 Winchester Castle has been the seat of Hampshire County Council whose offices neighbor the Great Hall.
  • The excavated remains of the round tower with Sally ports and Guardrobes in the medieval city wall.

Do visit this castle for a historic experience.

Winchester Castle Information

  • Donations are accepted for the running of Great Hall.
  • Entry is free.
  • For other day closures refer the website.

How To reach Winchester Castle by Public Transport

  • By Train: Winchester Station

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  • Winchester Castle Address: Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8PJ, United Kingdom
  • Winchester Castle Contact Number: +44-1962846476
  • Winchester Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Winchester Castle Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Winchester Castle(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Winchester Castle: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Winchester include Winchester Castle in their plan

  • 75.16% of people start their Winchester Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Winchester Castle

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92.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Winchester Castle

People normally club together Hythe Ferry and Winchester Cathedral while planning their visit to Winchester Castle.

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  • Very nice experience of looking at the historical exhibits taken from another century. It felt very nice to discover King Arthur historical content. The entry fee is cheap for something like this. The building is also amazing! I definitely would visit it again.

  • What an amazing place steeped in history with the round table as well. Queen Eleanor 's garden was lovely full of old dog roses that smell amazing. Worth a visit.

  • Great to see the round table and learn the history. Nice garden and good wall with pictures which kept the kids interested. Usual gift shop and close to the city centre. Worth a visit.

  • A very special place with incredible history.And was just £2.50 entrance fee for the over 60s The Council should be commended for their good work and we should be forever indebted to those earlier custodians

  • The round table is a must see in winchester nice gift shop WC s pretty garden picture gallery well worth the money not a massive museum but worth seeing

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