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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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A very interesting place for an afternoon stop. My mom and I visited and toured the grounds, my favorite spot being the garden. We also enjoyed tea on the lawn and the lemon cookies were the best I have had, still wish I was there so I could go back and get them again. It is a bit hard to... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We wondered here through water meadows with a river on one side and a canal on the other. When we saw it through the trees it struck me that this is exactly as previous generations have seen it for hundreds of years. Amazingly unspoilt location and buildings, nice people, and free bread and beer upon request. Go.

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Bloomington, IN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

For the American traveler there is always delight in seeing places which predate Christopher Columbus by centuries. And even more so, to touch institutions which have been continuous for so long. This beautiful and peaceful site is both ancient and alive today. Many other places are more one or the other. The grounds are beautiful and the chapel worth spending... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I can't do more than endorse all the other reviewers as this is a very worthy visit especially via the meadows. The gardens are just sublime. It's a sit down and absorb the ambience. One of those visits where you would volunteer to pay an entrance fee if it had been free. A gem. And a compliment to the amazing... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lovely walk across the Watermeadows to St Cross. Poor signing from the road which we crossed left us wondering how far there was to go, but once there the walk was worthwhile.

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Omaha
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We came to this site in the interest of seeing an historical building, but the gardens were what really made the visit worthwhile for me. It was a beautiful, secluded site with well-tended hedgerows, colorful flowers, and a pond with lily pads. The church on site is also well worth visiting; it is a 12th century Norman church, listed as... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not on the tourist trial, we would not have visited the Hospital of St Cross but for the fact we had a little time to kill on out last day. It turned out to be an excellent decision. And don't forget to claim your "dole" of beer and bread during your visit to see the beautiful buildings, church and gardens.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The history and the position, the garden and the staff. Bought the book and learned what an unusual find this is.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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