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Address: High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH, England

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The Butter Cross can be found in the middle of the High Street, it cant be missed and its a nice place to sit and watch the world go by or listen to the Buskers who can often be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It didn't really look like a cross as you look up at it and seemed more like a monument. It is located on College street and is surrounded by both old and new. It seems like a popular place to sit and take a load off. Go and enjoy....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's easy to walk past the Buttercross without taking much notice of it but next time, take a moment to observe it in more detail. It has a great history and as the area is paved and free of traffic, surrounded by alleyways and shops it's a lovely place. Enjoy the sounds of live music that is often played there... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely part of Winchester town. Usually buskers or entertainers cheering the shoppers on - a lot of activity highlighting a typical day out in the beautiful cobbled streets of Winchester

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Butter Cross can be found in the middle of the High Street, it cant be missed and its a nice place to sit and watch the world go by or listen to the Buskers who can often be found playing a tune near by. Its so central so it becomes a good landmark to meet people if you intend... More 

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Clewiston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was born in Winchester, but now live in Florida, there are a lot of small shops in this area, and it is a focal point for the city. but I have to say I went to this area for the Cornish pasties, so good and filling and a good thing to eat on a cold day. can't for the... More 

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Montacute, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Butter Cross is in the centre of Winchester. It is a beautifully carved, intricate and fascinating medieval cross. The story goes that a rich landowner a couple of centries ago bought it from the Council and was going to erect it on his land. The townsfolk had other ideas when his men came to remove it and protected it,... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was cold and wet when I last visited but the Cross is usually the focal point for a variety of musicians and entertainers. It is right in the centre of the City so you are hardly likely to miss it if you are visiting Winchester.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Growing up in Winchester this was the centre of our social networking at one point. All of the local kids meet here as to hang out or go on to another place as a group. In itself a beautifully crafted landmark that always reminds me of the one at Charing Cross, London

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It's slightly dissapointing that this structure is not made entirely of butter. However if you're stuck for a meeting place or want to kick pigeons this is the place to go!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

the Buttercross is a great meeting place, ancient and where Christmas Tree and Lights are with music too :) Often we have seen Fire Eaters and Fire Jugglers too ; I even enjoyed so much a Opera Couple singing here I bought their CD

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