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  Winchester Guild Hall
by balhannah

Walking along Broadway street, the name changes to High Street, which is where the Guild Hall is located.

It was on 22nd December 1871, Viscount Eversley laid the foundation stone for this Gothic Revival Guild Hall. Less than two years later in May 1873, Lord Selborne opened the new Guildhall.
Important people like George VI and Queen Elizabeth have been in the Hall, and victory celebrations following World War I were held here.

Looking at it, there are four statues of kings and bishops. In the central panel below the clock tower is Florence de Lunne, Winchester's 1st mayor, receiving the city's charter from King Henry II.

The Guild Hall is where the TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE IS LOCATED on the ground floor.
I went into here and picked up a detailed map for FREE on the sights of Winchester.
There are two FREE internet connections here.

Opening times of the Info Centre are...

May to September
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am to 4pm

October to April
Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm

Address: Broadway/High street
Phone: 01962 840 820
Website: http://www.visitwinchester.co.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 16, 2011
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