The Great Kitchens
Rub shoulders with the busy kitchen staff preparing food and drink for a royal banquet. Located close to the Great Hall, the Great Kitchens are a large suite of basement rooms where food was prepared and cooked, ale was brewed, wine was stored and bread was baked.
This bustling scene has been re-created for visitors, with a soundtrack to help create the atmosphere.
The Great Kitchens may now seem large, but at one time they extended right along the east face of the Outer Close. In the 1500s, royalty ate well and entertained lavishly