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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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Take a guided tour with one of the 'Brothers'

We took a pre-booked guided tour through HHA who had arranged everything from coffee & lovely cake... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Wendy H
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Gosport, United Kingdom
Hampshire's Highlight

A bit off the beaten track and not advertised or 'self marketting', but that is its charm. An... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Pete T
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  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“water meadows” (69 reviews)
“bread” (48 reviews)
“alms houses” (15 reviews)
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St. Cross Hospital St. Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
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+44 1962 851375
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"water meadows"
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"bread"
in 48 reviews
"alms houses"
in 15 reviews
"tea shop"
in 8 reviews
"mini cathedral"
in 4 reviews
"norman church"
in 6 reviews
"city centre"
in 18 reviews
"cakes"
in 16 reviews
"pleasant walk"
in 7 reviews
"norman times"
in 3 reviews
"lovely walk along the river"
in 3 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 4 reviews
"lovely garden"
in 4 reviews
"opening times"
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"medieval times"
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"well worth a visit"
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"steeped in history"
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We took a pre-booked guided tour through HHA who had arranged everything from coffee & lovely cake on arrival & then a tour with one of the 'Brothers' in his robes who actually now are not a religious order but live in one of the...More

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

A bit off the beaten track and not advertised or 'self marketting', but that is its charm. An absolute stunning piece of history hidden in the water meadows. take a walk from Winchester, down the Itchen, and have lunch at the Bell, or watch some...More

1  Thank Pete T
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Amazing piece of History in the Center of Winchester, the Church is truly memorable, the cafe peacful and a good cake space, meet and talk to one of the Brothers.

2  Thank davidmclean2016
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This must be one of the hidden gems of the South of England. A wonderful architectural ensemble in a beautiful setting. The Church is a masterpiece of Romanesque and subsequent architectural detail, but - there were just the two of us on a cold December...More

1  Thank deadbeatdave
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The hospital of St Cross is a very special place to visit. It is steeped in history as being one of the oldest almshouse in England. The hospital was founded in the 1130s by Henri of Blois Bishop of Winchester at that time. He was...More

3  Thank 235maggie
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I had envisaged that this tour would merely be a climb to the tower roof to admire the views. In fact, there is so much more to see, involving moving around a planned route just below ‘ceiling’ level. Incredible! It was fascinating to learn how...More

2  Thank Ruby067
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The garden is just splendid! Definitely worth the visit! We went during Autumn and the colours were magnificient! Must see!

1  Thank Aude S
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Walked through the meadows to this establishment. Well worth the visit. Wonderfully kept church. Interesting Brethrens Hall and kitchens etc. The Master's garden, even though it's November was a jewel.

Thank BigManEngland
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This ancient charity still takes care of elderly men. The Church and grounds attached are well worth the visit.

1  Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a real treasure that a lot of local people haven't ever visited. A little out of the city centre itself it doesn't have a lot of parking spaces but we have always found one there. The church is superb. Like a mini cathedral....More

1  Thank PatB1947
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peter m
4 April 2018|
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Response from Ruby067 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The number 1 blue double decker to Southampton stops at Saint Cross Bell Inn and it is 100 metres level walk from there. Don’t get on the single decker number 1 - that turns off the main road before the destination.
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744kbo
23 February 2018|
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Response from minnytwo | Reviewed this property |
When they have events, they open up the adjacent field for parking. There is lots of room!!
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AnthonyTrollope
23 December 2017|
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Response from minnytwo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. There are a few Hotels in Winchester and The Hospital of St. Cross is a 1 mile walk from the centre. There is also public transport that will take you to the doorstep. I should contact them firtst... More
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