Winchester's Pilgrim's Hall & Priors Gate

Historic Building in Winchester

Priory Gate, St Swithun Street, Winchester
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Adjacent to Winchester Cathedral, you’ll find the remains of the medieval deanery and a delightful half-timbered corner that includes the Pilgrim’s Hall, dating back to the 13th century. Originally serving as a dining and refreshment venue, this building also functioned as stables.

Although now part of a school, it is well worth a visit to admire its magnificent 13th-century hammer-beam roof. Capture a picturesque image of this historic structure framed by the charming Priors Gate on Dome Alley.

While exploring the area, be sure to visit 26/27 College Street, once a residence for James II. Both this building and a neighbouring residence on Kingsgate Street were designed by Christopher Wren. As you continue along College Street towards the main entrance of Winchester College, you’ll pass number 8, the house where the renowned author Jane Austen passed away.

This enchanting corner of Winchester is brimming with architectural gems and historical significance, providing a delightful glimpse into the city’s rich heritage.


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Visiting Winchester's Pilgrim's Hall & Priors Gate

Address: Priors Gate St Swithun St Winchester SO23 9LS
Duration: 20 minutes

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