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Hospital of St Cross

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Address: St. Cross Hospital St. Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
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+44 1962 851375
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10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Winchester's Hidden Gem

I have been to Winchester a few times but never St Cross which is a 40 minute walk from the centre across lovely meadows. Historically it was an almshouse which it still is. For... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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South West England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to Winchester a few times but never St Cross which is a 40 minute walk from the centre across lovely meadows. Historically it was an almshouse which it still is. For a small fee you have access to the church, gardens and kitchens all of which are very interesting.The church dates back to the 11th century, I... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About a mile from the city centre, St Cross stands on the bank of the River Itchen, surrounded by woods and water meadows. The church, almost as large as a cathedral, was built from 1160 to the late 13th century. It is a masterpiece of Norman architecture (sturdy nave pillars; zigzag stone carving on the arches and vaulting; corbels decorated... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Winchester many times and knew St Cross was a suburb of the city and had some almshouses. It was only when I climbed St Catherine's Hill that I realised what the Hospital of St Cross actually looked like! I thought 'must go there!' and decided to go straight away as we had plenty of time on a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a walk along the water meadows to the hospital and then asked for our ale on arrival. As an old tradition to the pilgrims, they have to still give you some ales and bread if you ask! Architecture of the building and the grounds are beautiful.

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Thank SarahNRaJ
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely French style restaurant . The atmosphere is wuite informal which we liked. The food was excellent,

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Having visited Winchester many times, over many years, I was never aware of this enchanting place! A little bit away from the centre, but well worth the walk!

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We visited both in autumn and spring and the garden showed it's different faces as various flowers were in bloom. Enchanting historical place with a charming, little tea shop.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This Blissfully place is must see for visitors of historic Winchester, very tranquil and spiritual old hospice

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Dundonald, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

These buildings going back to Norman times and later are full of extraordinary stories attached to them. They are kept in phenomenally good condition, and should hopefully last several more centuries.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Upon arrival, you can ask for a small glass of beer and a piece of bread--a tradition that's been in place for hundreds of years, for people passing through. It's a quiet place with lovely gardens that back against the Itchen River. Brothers have lived tax free on this site for hundreds of years.

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