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Hospital of St Cross

St Cross Rd, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
01962 851375
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Montacute, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Fascinating old monastic alms houses. The great hall was like stepping back into the middle ages and similarly with the kitchen. There is a beautiful stillness about the whole place which almost make me wish I was a monk (almost!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Actually enjoyed Hospital St cross, interesting to see so much history and ancient history in one place. Ever helpful volunteers made it even more special. Worth a stop in if in Winchester.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Well worth a visit, take the tour of the buildings with one of The Brothers or the helpful Porters, eat tea in the little café or take the Wayfarer's dole (a free of charge small tot of beer and a piece of bread given to traveller's so that they didn't go hungry), which is a unique old tradition that has... More

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Lewes
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wonderful history and tradition of this still working and living establishment. Quiet grounds overlooked by impressive chapel and still occupied residences. Clergy and officials in attendance to answer questions!

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This establishment has been providing hospitality to travellers and 'nobly impoverished' gentlemen for almost 1,000 years. It was founded by the grandson of William the Conqueror. These time periods are so vast that it's difficult to absorb the facts and come up with any meaningful comprehension, so don't even try. Just let the peace and tranquillity wash over you and... More

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New Forest, UK
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30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nestled between St Cross road, Winchester and the river lies a tranquil setting in the shape of the Alms houses and St Cross hospital. There's a welcome escape here from the hussle bussle as soon as you step away from the road. The church in the grounds is exceptional both in size and architecture and its pipe organ is lovely.... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The hospital at St Cross is still home to 25 gentleman and these alms houses nestle in the water meadows alongside the River Itchen. Combine your visit with a walk out of Winchester by the water meadows and visit the ancient Hospital of St Cross. The setting is tranquil and the Hospital is one of England’s oldest continuing almshouses.These fine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A lovely place to sit and relax if the weather permits. The brothers are welcoming and are pleased to have a chat. The ladies in the cafe are also very lovely and giving of their time. The gardens are an exquisite place to sit with your thoughts, or with a good book.

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Berrow, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
73 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

What a simple place beautifully built such a long time ago. It has a stained glass window 899 years old, amazing!!!. The alms houses are all lived in as they have been converted to one bed self contained flats. I would definately recommend this for a visit

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Watton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Joined Almshouses residents in chapel for Matins, made very welcome. An unforgettable experience for us.

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