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Hospital of St Cross

St. Cross Hospital St. Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
+44 1962 851375
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A bit flat

It does have some interest but I felt they really wanted my admission fee rather than to explain... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Beautifully landscaped garden area with huge oak tree with pink cyclamens growing under. The lily... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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St. Cross Hospital St. Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
+44 1962 851375
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It does have some interest but I felt they really wanted my admission fee rather than to explain the huge investment for 13 people. Needs onsite information boards

1  Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully landscaped garden area with huge oak tree with pink cyclamens growing under. The lily pads in the pond area were stunning. Such a wide variety of flowers and plants. Great!

Thank epique
Reviewed 9 August 2017

St Cross, like Winchester Cathedral welcomes worshippers. We have attended a number of Sunday services there (which are, of course, free - just like Cathedral Evensong). We have been able to enjoy the architecture and tranquillity without being tourists.

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This little complex of buildings is a jewel of English architecture. It consists of an ancient church full of interesting detail and some ancient alms houses and associated buildings all in a delightful setting. If you have the opportunity you should visit the gardens also....More

Thank 19malcolm36
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a peaceful place to visit a short walk from the city along the river side... It's not cheap to get in £4/pax, but worth a look round the church, gardens and environs...

Thank Ncas
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It is a very pleasant walk to St Cross following the river from College Walk. The site consists of a church, hall, garden and almshouses. The almshouses are not open to the public. The church is a reasonable site and the garden is very well...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

i regularly walk past but have never actually visited. Very scenic and quiet on the southern side of Winchester. Had a walk around the water meadows too. Great to learn more of the ancient history of the site. There will quite a few visitors, which...More

Thank almyridafan
Reviewed 11 July 2017

St Cross annual fete was a big success again this year. Extremely well attended with visitors from America and Canada. The sun was shining and it was hot which encouraged everyone to be happy to be outdoors. The entertainment also included a ukulele band this...More

Thank minnytwo
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It is a lovely walk across the meadows to the Hospital of St Cross. I was looking forward to experiencing the medieval practice of receiving sustenance on arrival. Some bread and a drink which I read was apparently still given to travellers when they arrived....More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It is a great privilege to be able to visit the Hospital of St Cross, founded by Henri de Blois in the middle of the 12th century, and refounded/increased in the early 15th century by another Bishop of Winchester, Cardinal Henry Beaufort. The earliest architecture...More

1  Thank Julie A
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1 August 2016|
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Response from Mushr00mTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there seems to be no restriction at all - lots of dog walkers so a great place to take your dogs.
19 February 2015|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
According to the local tourist office: April - October: Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 17:00 UKT, Sunday 13:00 - 17:00 UKT; November - March: Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 13:30 UKT.