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Address: High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH, England
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UK cities are full of old history. We enjoyed being able to eat our meat pies right there beside a slice of history on the main walking street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Bloomington, IN
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You can easily see the top of momument was restored in victorian times which is fair enough it nice good slice history easily seeable on Winchestersmain high street

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I used this place as a meeting place to meet English friends before we went off for lunch. it is so central and easy to find on the High Street, usually frequented by foreign students to listen to musicians, who used to rock up and entertain the crowds.

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Bloomington, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

UK cities are full of old history. We enjoyed being able to eat our meat pies right there beside a slice of history on the main walking street.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Good place for the thronging horde of slightly annoying foreign school children to sit and well throng. Like these types of landmarks. They make you look and they are historically pleasing. Unlike the many abandoned ice creams it won't melt in your mouth you know butter won't....lame

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Almodovar, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A very interesting piece of sculpture that stands out in high Street.It marks the heart of the High Street as it acts as a meeting point.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The cross also know as the City Cross was built in the 15th century and restored three centuries later. It was a market place used for selling produce thus the name the Butter Cross. It is an involved and intricate cross so a few minutes is needed to appreciate the work. It is located on High Street, the main street... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Butter Cross is the heart of Winchester High St. It's the place where you meet people, everyone knows it, and from the butter cross you can radiate out to all points in Winchester. Go there for the Hat Fair in July, and see the street entertainers all day long.

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I love the Butter Cross. It is part of my childhood and something that will always be in Winchester. The saying goes that if you sit on the Butter Cross, you will never leave the City.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The butter cross is interesting to look at and makes a good meeting point in the middle of the shopping precinct. But.....take a few steps around the cross to the little alley behind it. Hidden away on the left are the doors to a tiny but wonderful church with its own quiet grace.

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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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