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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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Lovely summer's walk

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Krisztina G
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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Radlett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Car parking can be a bit tricky with very limited spaces in the lane but we had no problems arriving at opening time one weekday. Very quiet and peaceful. The gardens and church are worth exploring (organ under renovations at present). The old kitchens can be accessed via the main courtyard and are worth lingering in, soaking up the atmosphere.... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Always get the times of opening. This stunning almshouse is famous for the "Wayfarers dole" which was given to pilgrims in medieval times. The Church of St. Cross itself has interesting architectural merit, Afterwards a walk along the tranquil water meadows and a picnic perhaps makes a lovely morning or afternoon out.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

You can ask for the dole and get ale and bread as per ancient tradition. The gardens are peaceful, the church and great hall have interesting details that bring this place to life.

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