Off the beaten track, a little find of a gem. The cafe serves homemade cakes and lovely cups of tea!
Visiting Winchester on a pleasant sunny Spring day we took a short walk along a tributary of the River Itchen, starting near the King Alfred statue and following the green signs to ‘St.Cross via Water Meadows’, and after about 25 minutes came across the Hospital of St.Cross. Not a hospital in the true sense, but a collection of Almshouses founded... More
A lovely walk out from the city along the river and through the water meadows. beautiful old buildings in an undamaged setting - This is as close to Norman England as you can get now, Don't forget to ask for you Dole - an old tradition which is still kept alive. This is a must visit place if you have... More
a truly unique historical place. The ancient buildings are like stepping back into another century and I strongly recommend that you ask for "the Wayfarer's Dole" if you visit the gift shop and speak to the Porter Catherine, who will regale you with fascinating tales of the area
Real history with beautiful church, original buildings and looking as it did in 1100. Brothers welcome you and. Shop is a gem. If reg sweet the master is there ask to see his paintings. Local pub within 10o yards. River walk into WINCHESTER is beautiful.
The Hospital of St Cross is a beautiful location and is a fantastic place to look around and find out more about the wonderful history of Winchester. The hospital is a great location for a wedding or event. There is also a shop and a tea room.
After we'd walked round most of Winchester, we decided we'd take a walk through the meadows to St. Cross, and it was the highlight of the day. It was a beautifully clear winter's day and the scenery walking to the hospital was just lovely. We found out halfway along the river that the pathway had only reopened that morning after... More
We visited this church and almshouses after seeing photos in a book in our hotel room and we were so glad that we did. A beautiful and peaceful setting, it is hard to believe that it is within the city. Unfortunately, work was being done on the church tower so most of the church was not accessible and the gardens... More
A historic church and almshouse set in the Itchen Valley. A great walk from the Cathedral. A must not miss place for lovers of history, architecture and customs
A wonderful set of buildings, with a warm welcome from staff and Brothers. This almshouse is for men only and is situated within easy walking distance of Winchester.
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