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Hospital of St Cross

St Cross Rd, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
01962 851375
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Ranked #2 of 31 attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Winchesters delights just go on and on.After the magnificence of the Cathedral,comes St Cross. Diminutive in relation,but just as graceful.We were fortunate to meet a Brother coming out of the cafe,so we took advantage of his knowledge before walking around.Nothing I can add,that hasn't been said before,Church is so peaceful,gardens perfectly maintained,don't miss out on the old kitchens.Oh,and don't forget... More

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Walk to this lovely site across the water meadows to get some ides of what it must have been like when it was built.This is a beautiful, hidden gem with a calm atmosphere a few minutes from the bustling city. There is a tiny shop with unusual gifts and the whole place is a delight.

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Pett
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

You must visit this exquisite hidden gem - the gardens are the best I have seen for a long time -with only one gardener! We sat in on Matins with the residents and had a lovely chat to the Master. All very friendly and an oasis of calm and tranquility - stunningly beautiful.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A wonderful and unique location. Enjoyed a stroll around the beautiful garden and the very lovely church. The setting is quite magical. Pleasant little coffee shop and gift shop. We visited on a warm sunny day and had the place mainly to ourselves. If you enjoy history and peace and quite, this is the place to go.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I love this place. A gentle walk in the sunshine along the River Itchen and then St Cross appears from round a bend and it is stunning. With its incredible stonework and glass windows and lovely walled garden it is one of the most peaceful places I know. The Church itself it STUNNING, and just fills you with the greatest... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It is a beautiful chapel and a wonderful facility to help those less fortunate. A there is a little cafe there that serves fresh cakes and scones made by on of the fathers.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a really beautiful and peaceful place, the gardens are very pretty although small and the teas are delicious. Don't expect a big attraction as its quite small but well worth the visit, the walk along the water meadows completes the beauty. We visit at least twice a week and the whole family love it.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place is definitely nice but ultimately it is a church which charges hefty fee for entry. It is not clear how they can justify the high prices. It is lovely to wander around but it is not worth the entry fee.

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Groveport, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Not much to add to the other reviews; this was an unexpected pleasure! The gardens -- even for a non-garden person such as me -- were a delight. Don't miss the Brethren's Hall with its hall, kitchen, and cellar. Parking is along the road in up against the wall; don't park in front of the driveways though! The Bell Inn... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a peaceful mediaeval oasis alongside a busy road into Winchester and the River Itchen flowing out of it. Pass through the archway into a tranquil quadrangle bounded by the almshouses of the Brothers, with the ancient church of St Cross opposite you, and a beautiful walled garden through the gate on your left. Brothers of St Cross still... More

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