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Butter Cross

High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH, England
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Ranked #16 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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- Sep 15, 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have seen some of the most amazing buskers here and there is room to sit and listen if you like the music, also a great spot for some coffee and snacks.

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Llanharan, Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A focal point in the city's history and prominent on its high street. It is a favourite backdrop for photos but the steps are usually adorned with tourists and chances of a personal snap slight.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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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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280 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 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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20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 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
81 helpful votes 81 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
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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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UK
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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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Winchester
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29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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