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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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Quiet

Lovely place to visit, very quiet and the gardens are lovely. The cafe was a pleasant place to sit in the sun with a cup of tea and a piece of cake made by one of the Brothers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Purley, United Kingdom
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Purley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lovely place to visit, very quiet and the gardens are lovely. The cafe was a pleasant place to sit in the sun with a cup of tea and a piece of cake made by one of the Brothers.

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Surrey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful walk through the water meadows to a tranquil spot, ages old. Go and sit in the gardens and enjoy!

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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a beautiful church, dating back to Norman times and full of interesting architectural and historic features. We loved it! We had the added benefit of the organist playing throughout our visit. The surrounding buildings and gardens added to the interest and we also enjoyed our coffee and home-made cake in the adjoining café. We plan to return and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Take the walking path beside the river for one of the most enjoyable, picturesque walks you will ever experience. With luck you might spot the nesting swans! A running friend says it also makes a good running route away from traffic. The hospital is not a medical facility but a community of retired men. If you have a chance to... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a little off the beaten track in Winchester, but very well worth the effort. Visitors can ask the Porter for the 'Wayfarer's Dole' - a tot of beer and a piece of bread - just as in the past travellers were given sustenance for their journey.

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Shropshire,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is well worth a visit. Luckily it was not too busy and there was a feeling of peace and tranquillity about the place that was really nice. The gardens are nice too. Parking could be a problem as there did not appear to be a car park nearby - maybe we missed it.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

As you walk around Winchester you often see the Brothers of St Cross going about their daily lives, a visit to their home is both rewarding and humbling. The grounds and Church of St Cross is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. There are two different types of Brothers those dressed in red or black, It is a worthwhile... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

St Cross is best visited by walking the water meadows from central Winchester. Founded by William the Conqueror's grandson, Henri de Blois, it represents the benign side of the French rule of Britain until Richard III was deposed at Bosworth. Henri de Blois was arguably the most influential man in England and worth following. The fabric and ethos of St... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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Ontario Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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