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Hospital of St Cross

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

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Lovely Gardens

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Visited here on a Heritage week so admission was free usually there is a charge. Car parking available, toilets on site and a cafe that serves tasty cakes and drinks. Keep an eye on the cafe opening times as they shut over lunchtime. There is also a small gift shop. Plenty of seating in the grounds. The history and buildings... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Visited on a grey day but well worth it. The primary school children were just about to rehearse for the Christmas concert in the evening in the magnificent church.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lovely interesting buildings and beautiful church. A lovely garden and almshouses (which appear to be occupied. A nice quiet atmosphere. The best way to get there is to walk from the Cathedral takes about 30 minutes but well worth it. I believe you can get free bread when arriving. I previously went there some years ago and then you got... More 

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