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Address: High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH, England

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Intersting find on our walk through Winchester.

A 14th century statue in the middle of town. Not sure of the significance or history. It certainly was quite intersting and beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A 14th century statue in the middle of town. Not sure of the significance or history. It certainly was quite intersting and beautiful.

Thank aldanmikol
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Winchester has many interesting and historical sites that can be seen within a very short walk of the town centre. Therefore if there is a spare hour many of them can be seen, others do need a longer time to explore. One of these is the butter cross or high cross. I understand it was called the butter cross as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is halfway up the highstreet and a great meeting place due to it's proximity to useful shops and cafes.

Thank Madeleine P
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Living near to Winchester, I often use The Cross as a meeting point being very central, there are always visitors looking at a The Cross , it has stood the test if time and is well worn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Any real Winchester person will tell you (often and at length) that this isn't the Butter Cross, it is the High Cross. But it as been a meeting place for the City's youth for generations and long may it remain so.

Thank David K
Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

A real focal point of Winchester High Street and a great place to climb up and watch the world go by.

Thank Slanzer
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

It's a butter cross in the middle of the pedestrian High Street and often has buskers in front performing. It's worth a glance as it is an historic monument

Thank oldsue
Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We walked past this cross a few times as we walked on high street. We would see people sitting on the steps of it and taking pictures. There was no sign that we saw that explained what it was. It wasn't until I got home and found it on Trip Advisor that I read about the history of the Butter... More 

Thank 4Barry
Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Tucked away half way up the High Street ... musicians choose this location to busk .... find out more about its' history!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I actually took pictures and met people here throughout the day but had no idea what it was? It is only now reviewing my visit to Winchester that I discovered its history and meaning. A Butter Cross was a medieval structure marking the center of the market where literally, butter, could be bought. This is a well preserved example. Why... More 

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