Winchester CastleCurrently Closed
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Winchester Castle
95% of people who visit Winchester include Winchester Castle in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
69.47% of people start their Winchester Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Winchester Castle
89.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Winchester Castle
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Winchester Castle, Winchester Reviews
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 that. There are medieval costumes inside, and you can put them on to make some photos which is nice :) You can find inside a small ship with king Arthur gifts. The building is also amazing! I definitely would visit it again.
Cute little hall that will take you back in time. Dress up in medieval fashion with a wide array of clothes to try on for the real feel. Small garden at the front and cute trinkets at the gift shop.
A lovely hall with it's timber frame roof, stained glass windows and legendary round table. I visited on a Sunday and entrance was free with lots of information desks inside. Worth dropping in to see if in Winchester.
Must visit on your list for Winchester. A small adjacent pictorial museum and shop. Also visit nearby West Gate museum, not gorge thing to go on roof for good views
great place to spend a hour entry price reasonable as well. quite a bit to see and learn. shop has some good items as well bit expensive for some. but nor more than any other shops for tourist in Winchester.