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Butter Cross

High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH, England
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Ranked #16 of 33 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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- Oct 29, 2014
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
64 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The statue here attracts street musicians of all types Some so talented you wonder why they busk. Today in very close quarter were a girl on guitar singing a man dressed as a pixie playing recorder another man playing guitar who was brilliant . Grab a coffee or ice cream and just chill a while. Free music at it's best.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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302 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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