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Hospital of St Cross

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Address: St Cross Rd, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
Phone Number: 01962 851375
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Away From Town

This church and retirement home for religious is about a mile away from the downtown and the Cathedral. It is well worth the hike as the walk is lovely through the water meadows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This church and retirement home for religious is about a mile away from the downtown and the Cathedral. It is well worth the hike as the walk is lovely through the water meadows and the building is quite unique. My guide and I got there just as they were closing so they allowed us to slip in as they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

What's wonderful about the Norman church and other buildings of the Hospital of St. Cross is their durability and resilience over the centuries. Details that have been destroyed or altered in other churches seem to have been left intact and that added an unexpected but much appreciated depth to our visit. The gardens are equally impressive, as is the location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My partner and I have just visited this little gem. We walked along the river and meadows to get here (which in itself was absolutely delightful) and it was well worth it. It was so peaceful. I felt like I'd stepped back in time. Brilliant part of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

I've been wanting to visit this place to ask for my Wayfarer's Dole ever since I read about it in H. V. Morton's 'In Search of England' many years ago. We paid the entrance fee of £4 and wandered around the grounds and buildings, soaking up the 900 years of history, before collecting our beer and morsel of bread at... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is like a big old church but there are other buildings to see like the brothers' hall. Older than you think! I've been in summer when the tea shop is open and the cakes are homemade. Closes until Easter. Shop has some lovely green china.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very informative and beautiful, the church is surprising and well cared for. Stunning windows and tranquil gardens even on a cold February morning a lovely place to spend your time.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A short walk along the water meadows will bring here along the River Itchen. Only really available from the outside, but worth the stroll

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a beautiful place very tranquil and well worth a visit Tony the porter was very informative and told us lots of interesting things even though you have all the leaflets it's nice to hear,,thankyou for our ale and bread.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The hospital is a short walk from winchester along the river and through water meadows. Perfect for a cold winter day. The building was shut when we got there but very beautiful and peaceful.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

An oasis of peace, especially in the summer. A twenty-minute walk along the river - with John Keats associations. Magnificent church, gardens and dining hall. Very good value refreshments available in the summer.

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