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Crowd photographing Round Table

We welcome visitors but we occasionally have to close the Hall for civic and other events. Please check details of closure dates before making a special journey.

Find us

We are situated at the top of Winchester High Street, just beyond the old Westgate.

By Train

The Great Hall is a 10 minute walk from Winchester Station.

By Car

Tower Street car park is a 5 minute walk from the Great Hall.

By Coach

There are two Coach set-down points at either end of the city. The drop off point at Sussex Street is a 5 minute walk from the Great Hall. Waiting is limited to 20 minutes. There is a coach park for longer stays at Worthy Lane. The parking charge is £6 per coach per day, or part thereof. The Winchester Parking Office can be contacted via 01962 848346 if prior arrangement is required.


Opening hours

  • We are open daily 10am to 5pm but occasionally close for functions
  • 9 June to 31 August open 10am to 6pm
  • Closed Christmas and Boxing Day

9 June–31 August open 10am–6pm

Please note that there will be filming outside in Castle Avenue and in the Castle Complex at various times on Tuesday 22 July 2014.


We occasionally have to close the Hall for civic and other events – please check dates below before making a special journey.

  • 18 July Closed from 5pm
  • Closed from 19 July – 23 July (inclusive)
  • 25 July Closed from 4pm
  • 1 August Closed until 2pm
  • 4 August Closed from 5pm
  • 15 August Closed from 5pm
  • 16 August Closed all day
  • 29 August Closed from 5pm
  • 30 August Closed all day

Free admission

Admission is free but we gratefully accept donations towards the upkeep and running of the Great Hall. We suggest a minimum donation of £3 per head or £1.50 per head for large groups.

Contact us

Tel 01962 846476


The Great Hall
Castle Avenue
SO23 8PJ

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