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Address: High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH, England

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Not actually the Butter Cross

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank ScotAlberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

It stands there in the public street. It is gothic in style. It has steps around the base which are used by locals as a stage. Today it was a blues guitarist who was an expect at the slide guitar. many shoppers could be seen dancing to the music. This is the type of monument which inspired the 19th century... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Winchester is a lovely city to shop in,there are lots of different shops cafés restaurants..I like it as most of its outside,there is a small shopping centre with beals,primark,argos,HMV.outside there are lots more shops jones shoe maker cath kiddson.debenhams,Hobbs marks & Spencer's,it's got everything ,parking is sometimes bit busy,same price as most city centres,there's always a street market on most... More 

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Shrewsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A nice corner on the city where you can take in the ancient and buzzing atmosphere. The shops all appear to have much history and the nearby passage that leads to the cathedral square is quite magical. Whilst there an artist was painting the metal bollards with various scenes and famous works of art which is a brilliant idea.

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