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Butter Cross

High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH, England
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Ranked #14 of 31 attractions in Winchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jun 10, 2014
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Winchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Its not at all what it is for, but there is nothing better than sitting on the Buttercross steps with an icecream, or on a night-out getting the obligatory 'Buttercross' photo. Caution.. the steps are very slippy.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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426 reviews 426 reviews
253 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Whilst it may not be the focal point it was in The Middle Ages, this is still an impressive structure set amongst the modern shops nearby. It features twelve statues including the Virgin Mary together with several Saints and other notable figures. It was rebuilt in Victorian times by the noted architect Gilbert Scott and when we visited today proudly... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Good place to sit down and relax, just ot to see the people walking around or to meet your people in Winchester

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Hampshire, UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A landmark meeting point in the High Street - utterly unique and a pointer (through the alleyway) to the Cathedral.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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83 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

situated on the main street of Winchester, now mostly pedestrianised, the butter cross is where farmers originally sold their wares in old Winchester. Close by is the Pentice, the covered walkway, unique to Winchester and through the arch is the Winchester museum and cathedral. Take in the pasty shops as well, a good place for lunch

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Winchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is just a statue surrounded a stone throw from Cathedral, most weekend sees the buskers perform here, A favourite place for students who use the steps to sit and take lunch

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Whilst at first glance this looks like a statue like many others, look carefully and you will see the differing characters around it. Particularly recommended is to go here when the Hat Fair is on and take full advantage of the free, fun and fabulous entertainment.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Although not entirely original the Buttercross is the visual meeting point in the city rivalling with King Alfred's statue. To make it even more appealing they should prevent young people to climb it to picnic and leave the leftovers to be cleaned by the local dustmen at our expense.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

If you're in the town center of Winchester, you'll see the Butter Cross. Take time to read the info about it on the wall next to it.

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

...but equally interesting is the signage nearby that tells the history of that part of Winchester. Fascinating the way the spot has evolved over the centures and yet, in spite of all that has happened, remains so much the same.

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