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Hospital of St Cross

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Address: St Cross Rd, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
Phone Number: 01962 851375
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St Cross - a unique experience

It's like stepping back 800 years in this haven of peace. Remember to actually ask for the wayfarer's dole - merely asking whether they still do it isn't pod enough. The church... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tim G
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's like stepping back 800 years in this haven of peace. Remember to actually ask for the wayfarer's dole - merely asking whether they still do it isn't pod enough. The church itself is considered by some to be better than the cathedral.

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Thank Tim G
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever I visit the Hospital of St Cross I feel a real sense of history, as the whole area evokes typical English countryside from centuries ago. Beautiful buildings, well tended gardens, excellent tea room and small shop. A delightful place to sit and rest at any season - always a pleasure to visit. The resident Brethren enjoy chatting to visitors,... More 

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Thank Ruby067
Winchester, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is at its best and the flower display lovely. St Cross is so atmospheric with the water meadows and St Catherine's Hill behind it

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Thank Katharine186300
Winchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not big on visiting churches, but St Cross is beautiful. With the water meadows and St Catherine's Hill as a backdrop, the church is accessed through a two gateways which lead to the One hundred men's hall and the houses of the brothers, with their tall chimneys and beautiful stonemasonry. The church quaint, and its gardens are stunning. A... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time to walk along the river Itchen to this church. The interior is somehow mysterious, the odd architecture, and its interesting tradition. The alms houses there are also fascinating to see. It is very peaceful.

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Thank Fiona F
Plymouth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been really looking forward to visiting this place. Other reviews had made it sound serene and beautiful. I agree the small garden was well kept but it was nothing incredible. Lots of keep off the grass signs. There wasn't any information anywhere explaining the history of the place, a real shame. The brothers sit outside their apartments watching... More 

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Thank millys85
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pop in to the Porters Lodge and ask for your Wayfarers Dole ( bread and beer) which is free to weary travellers. You have to ask or you won't get it. Tradition. But we had such s laugh getting the wording right and all ended up with our beer and bread. Staff were superb, really friendly and helpful. This is... More 

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Thank mrba2015
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The St. Cross Hospital, Church and Almhouses is a little hidden gem of peace and tranquility on the outskirts of Winchester just past the college and water meadows. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Roy L
Poole, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Winchester town centre, along the river and then through the water meadows. An enjoyable experience on it's own. It took us about half an hour, but then we are slow, rambling walkers. On arrival, we took the offer of the bread and beer dole and then our visit began. First to the church which is very, very... More 

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1 Thank westbury
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, historical place to visit. A warm welcome awaits you. I love its peace and serenity, and it is surrounded by the lovely, Hampshire countryside.

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