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Queen Eleanor`s Garden (Winchester)

Queen Eleanor`s Garden is a fascinating garden in the ancient cathedral city of Winchester.

It is situated behind, and accessed from, the Great Hall of Winchester Castle.

The garden is a faithful representation of the mediaeval garden that was visited by several generations of english Kings and Queens.

The name "Queen Eleanor`s Garden" was chosen to celebrate three Queens named Eleanor.

Eleanor of Aquitaine was the strong-minded wife of Henry II, controversial all her life and involved in her sons` (including Richard the Lionheart) rebellion against their father. Eleanor of Provence was married to Henry III, who had been born here. Eleanor of Castile was the much-loved wife of Edward I, and the subject of the famous Eleanor Crosses.

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