All that remains of the once prominent Winchester Castle today is the Great Hall. Just a 5 minute walk from the city centre, the building is one of the finest examples of surviving 13th century architecture. The building was originally constructed by William the Conqueror in 1067, and housed important governmental offices, such as the Exchequer and the Treasurer.
Today, the Hall is in the care of Hampshire County Council and is usually open to the public. Inside, visitors will find a small museum which covers Winchester's medieval history. There are also fine examples of artwork in the building, which guests are free to examine. There's also a small garden round the back of the hall, with a number of interesting artifacts to examine. However, the real highlight of a visit to the Great Hall may have to be the Round Table.
The Round Table is taken straight from the pages of Arthurian lore, and is believed to be the very same table where King Arthur held court with his Knights.
Admission to the museum and Great Hall is complimentary, although voluntary donations are welcomed.