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


The Great Hall is normally open every day from 10am to 5pm

All open days and closed days


phone 01962 846476/847782



Castle Avenue

SO23 8UJ


Donations are welcome. Entrance by suggested donation of £3 per person and £1.50 for group members.


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.



Discover the intrigue and history surrounding this royal site.

Meet our team and enjoy a free tour.

Tours take place at 11am and 3pm every day.

Tours are also available for groups. Pre book to ensure availability of our knowledgeable and friendly guides.

To book a guided tour email


The suggested donation for groups is £1.50 per person and must be booked in advance. 

Any groups not booked can't be guaranteed entry on the day of their visit.

To book a group visit to the Great Hall email


We offer a range of curriculum based options for visiting schools to bring the history of the Great Hall and its most famous characters to life: