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Hospital of St Cross

St Cross Rd, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
01962 851375
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Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in Winchester
Type: Historic Sites
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You can walk to St Cross across the water meadows and its a lovely sight. There are often guides there to explain the history etc. If you can find one as the history needs some explaining.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Off the beaten track, a little find of a gem. The cafe serves homemade cakes and lovely cups of tea!

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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
85 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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246 reviews 246 reviews
129 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

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

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

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

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Winchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

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.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

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.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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116 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

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

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

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

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

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

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