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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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It is a lovely walk across the meadows to the Hospital of St Cross. I was looking forward to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
A Place of Tranquility

It is a great privilege to be able to visit the Hospital of St Cross, founded by Henri de Blois in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie A
Winchester, United Kingdom
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“water meadows” (69 reviews)
“alms houses” (14 reviews)
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St. Cross Hospital St. Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
+44 1962 851375
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited St Cross Hospital on a quiet morning. The setting appears idyllic and little has outwardly changed in centuries. This charity was founded c 1130 and continues to house men in its almshouse. The staff and volunteers that I spoke to were pleasant and...More

Thank margaret k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thus was well worth the 2 mile walk from city mill along the river, tranquil, serene and full of hisirical facts

Thank julieannhow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a pleasant walk along by the stream we visited the Hospital of St Cross. We enjoyed a coffee and slice of cake before taking a leisurely walk around the beautiful gardens and then looked around the very old chapel and other buildings. A very...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to stretch our legs a bit and this was a great destination - it's an easy and picturesque walk from the town center with plenty to see once you arrive. We enjoyed visiting the lovely gardens and exploring the church and other buildings....More

Thank inkwave17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the edge of Winchester, this delightful place is walk-able, about 20 minutes from the Cathedral - just follow the signs as you stroll through fields. Be careful about opening hours, we went on a Sunday and it opened at 13.00 but the cafe was...More

Thank Juliz54
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a genuine "well kept secret". Most people visiting Winchester have never heard of it, let alone visited it This is a Royal Peculiar, in other words outside the jurisdiction of the local bishop.It was set up as almshouses to house about 20 who...More

1  Thank moraira
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

Thank john g
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Are dogs allowed off lead in St Cross Park?
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.
opening times
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.