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Hospital of St Cross

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Address: St. Cross Hospital St. Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
Phone Number: 01962 851375
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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A lovely walk from Winchester Cathedral

I really enjoyed my walk from the Cathedral, and it was good seeing the College pupils in the fields playing various sports. The approach to the Hospital is quite dramatic and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Inverness, Highlands, UK

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Inverness, Highlands, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my walk from the Cathedral, and it was good seeing the College pupils in the fields playing various sports. The approach to the Hospital is quite dramatic and I made a point of claiming my dole - a little bread and some beer! The Chapel was impressive, but to my mind (and I am a clergyman!) the... More 

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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Hospital of St Cross in Winchester on the national heritage open day and found it absolutely great, for a 14th century complex the preservation is outstanding and the history fascinating, well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ancient site is the epitome of tranquility. Small tea shop is in the inmates hall and had a good selection of homemade cakes including Lemon drizzle and a proper Victoria sandwich cake. Pots of tea with extra hot water were consumed in the entrance courtyard of the St Cross Hospital.

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect until I got there, but found beautiful gardens, lovely old church and buildings and well-presented memorabilia. Great to walk there from central Winchester along the Water Meadows route

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Thank Val T
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good beginning is to have a pint in The Bell. I was lucky enough to be given lunch in one of the brothers' rooms and taken on a tour of the wonderful chapel and the spectacular gardens. There is a great sense of tranquility about the place.

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Thank Marsdug
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wonderful old building is still used by the twenty-five or so elderly "brethren" of St Cross, but is a living museum of a bygone age. The venue is spectacular for parties or weddings up to a capacity of about 60, and the food is hot and delicious despite the unavailability of onsite cooking facilities. The poor weather prevented cocktails... More 

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Thank Nigel D
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

St cross is steeped in history and in a very beautiful setting. There are some lovely gardens to enjoy and a great coffee shop.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For the weary pilgrims and travellers, worth a trip to taste the alms - bread and ale. More importantly, this is a 30 minute walk through the peaceful water meadows with stunning views of St Catherines Hill, and chances of seeing a kingfisher or even an otter. Or take the alternative route along Kingsgate Street including some proper English pubs,... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Walking from the City Mill along the river and through the water meadows in glorious sunshine was a great way to spend an hour, greeted with tea and cake at the beautiful buildings, well worth a visit for lovers of history.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Bit of a cheat this, as it's not really a review of the Hospital of St. Cross (did that in September 2015), but more praise for the on-site café - "The Hundred Men's Tea Room". As mentioned in my previous review, this is an ideal refreshment stop whilst exploring the delightful water meadows. We called in again on Saturday whilst... More 

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