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The Great Hall is closed to visitors until further notice.

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Visit The Great Hall

Delve into the history and legends of the Great Hall, once part of a powerful Royal castle


The Great Hall is normally open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 11am to 3pm

We are closed on Thursdays.

All open days and closed days


phone 01962 846476/847782



Castle Avenue Winchester Hampshire SO23 8UJ


Admission prices

  • Adult: £4.00
  • Child (5-16 yrs): £3.00
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children): £10.00
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Concession (Student, Senior Citizen, Disabled card holder): £3.50
  • Carers: Free
  • Add a souvenir guidebook: £1.00


Castle Avenue leading to The Great Hall has some cobbled, uneven surfaces.

A low ramp is in place for access to the Great Hall and Queen Eleanor's Garden and seating is available in the Hall and garden.

A gift shop, gallery and accessible toilet, with a baby changing unit, are available on site, reached by a stone staircase.

A lift to these areas is available for wheelchair users. See a member of staff on arrival, or ring the bell on the display board near the stone steps for assistance.

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome. Limited parking for Blue Badge holders along Castle Avenue can be requested by prior arrangement. Phone 01962 846476.

Gift shop

You can also buy items from our online shop which includes a variety of quality gifts and souvenirs for everyone - from exciting bespoke designs, to fun and educational toys.


Guided tours

Our daily guided tours are temporarily suspended.

Tours may be available for groups. Contact us to make a booking to ensure availability of our knowledgeable and friendly guides.


Entrance charges for groups of more than 10 people

  • Adult in group: £3.50
  • Child in group (5-16 yrs): £2.50

Last entry to The Great Hall and Queen Eleanor’s Garden: 2.30pm

School visits

The charge for adults in a group is £3.50 per adult and £2.50 per child (5 to 16 years). Groups not booked in advance cannot be guaranteed entry.


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