The Great Hall and Round Table
You must have heard of the infamous Round Table? Located in The Great Hall, which is an atmospheric 13th- century hall featuring the legendary table which is romantically linked to King Arthur and his knights.
One of the finest surviving aisled halls of the 13th Century, The Great Hall is all that remains of Winchester Castle, along with, arguably the greatest symbol of medieval mythology, King Arthur’s Round Table.
Only a ten-minute walk from The Winchester Royal Hotel, this interesting tourist attraction is perfect for all ages.
Take a stroll around Queen Eleanor’s Garden, which is a re-creation of an enclosed medieval garden and includes many beautiful herbs and flowers of the time. Follow in the footsteps of Queen Eleanor of Provence and her daughter-in-law Queen Eleanor of Castile, whom the garden is named after, and who were know to have leisurely strolled around it.
Whether you want to treat yourself or buy a gift for someone else, they stock a lovely selection of items that you won't find anywhere else – from toys to tea towels, games to goblets, books to breadboards, and much more besides.
Queen Eleanor’s Garden
Queen Eleanor’s Garden was featured on BBC’s Royal Gardens programme presented by Alan Titchmarsh.
The Castle was constructed in 1067
The Castle was originally constructed for William the Conqueror in 1067 to help secure his hold on the city after the Norman Conquest.
The Tudor Rose
During King Henry VIII’s reign the table was painted with the Tudor Rose at its centre.