central foyer in Tara's palace giving access to courtroom, offices, living quarters
The main chamber of the castle. Here is where the all the business and social activity of the castle was conducted. A great hall usually had a Solar, Buttery, Pantry, and kitchen attached to it.
the principle hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
The building in the inner ward that was the main meeting and eating room in the castle; throne room.
The building in the inner ward that housed the main meeting and dining area for the castle's residence; throne room
Grande salle The building in the inner ward that housed the main meeting and dining area for the castle's residents.
The main eating and meeting room of the castle which may also contain the throne.
A great hall was the main room of a royal palace, a nobleman's castle or a large manor house in the Middle Ages, and in the country houses of the 16th and early 17th centuries. At that time the word great simply meant big, and had not acquired its modern connotations of excellence. In the medieval period the room would simply have been referred to as the "hall" unless the building also had a secondary hall, but the term "great hall" has been predominant for surviving rooms of this type for several centuries to distinguish them from the different type of hall found in post-medieval houses.