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Hospital of St Cross

Address: St Cross Rd, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
Phone Number: 01962 851375
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Stoke Rochford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place very tranquil and well worth a visit Tony the porter was very informative and told us lots of interesting things even though you have all the leaflets it's nice to hear,,thankyou for our ale and bread.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The hospital is a short walk from winchester along the river and through water meadows. Perfect for a cold winter day. The building was shut when we got there but very beautiful and peaceful.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

An oasis of peace, especially in the summer. A twenty-minute walk along the river - with John Keats associations. Magnificent church, gardens and dining hall. Very good value refreshments available in the summer.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great architecture, well-kept gardens and a beautiful setting. A perfect destination to walk to/from via the Water Meadows. St Faith's Church is lovely too and well worth viewing. Sadly, no refreshments were available in the winter. Some hot chai tea would have made a huge difference ;-) It's understandable that the almshouses themselves are private and out-of-bounds for visitors, but... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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77 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Very old building with tons of history. Very interesting to walk and to see where the people who now live there stay. People were very pleasant and it is nice to take time to have a coffee in the cafe and chat to whoever is there. (Tea/coffee exceptionally cheap for a cafe). There is a bus directly from Winchester or... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a walk across the water meadows to get here last Friday - it was a lovely sunny, crisp day. This was my favourite place I visited in Winchester as it was so tranquil. We sat in the Master's garden for a while and then went to the church. The whole area is beautifully looked after and I believe... More 

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Montacute, United Kingdom
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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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5 attraction reviews
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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
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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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