- Magnificent 16th-century Flemish tapestries depicting scenes from the biblical story of Abraham
- Excellent acoustics
- Minstrel’s Gallery, overlooking the hall
- Spectacular and richly decorated hammer-beam roof
- A larger numbers of guests can be accommodated by also using the Great Watching Chamber
A little history of the space…
Henry VIII’s court sat down to dinner here, daily, in two shifts, beneath the magnificent timber roof decorated with badges showing the initials of Henry and his beloved Anne Boleyn.
A pageant of magnificent events followed in later centuries: Shakespeare performed here in front of King James I, George I had the Great Hall made into an 18th-century theatre and Tony Blair entertained the leaders of Europe at a great conference here in the autumn of 2005.