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Winchester Buttercross

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Address: High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH, England
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Overnight stay in Winchester

Wandered around the town centre and saw this monument. I don't know why it is called " Butter Cross" unless there was a local market here selling butter in the past. I also don't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Susan B
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wandered around the town centre and saw this monument. I don't know why it is called " Butter Cross" unless there was a local market here selling butter in the past. I also don't know who is represented by the statues. There is a lot of history nearby- Cathedral, museum and further up the West Gate and the Peninsula Barracks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name can be misleading "The Butter cross" is actually made from stone! You will have no joy trying to spread this monument on some bread or toast! You would break your teeth and be prosecuted for vandalism if you try to eat a bit of it!! In the late 1970s / early 1980s this was a popular place for... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy thriving city moves past your feet as you sit on these ancient steps and with a little imagination hear the town crier and private schoolboys chattering down the ages

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to have some history but it was not as good as I thought it would be. It could of been better pointed out with a information also. Still nice to look at for a few seconds before you continue your walk up town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Was walking along High Street and nearly didn't see this! Very cool piece of history, but I do wish there was more information about it somewhere nearby.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

As the High street was very crowded due to the Christmas market ,and the cross was full of people sitting on it "

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

As an English person used to seeing old stuff - it's not at all exciting. Maybe if you're the sort of person who's excited by stuff older than some countries, it might be worth a stop. It seems to be me that it's main use if as a place for local teenagers to claim, sit and check their facebook.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Walked by a lot without really noticing this monument. It's in the middle of the town centre and people are always taking pictures of it. You'll often find a melee of people sitting here and eating but more often then not this is where you can hear buskers at the weekends. Again, probably not a great idea to travel here... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Half way up the high street. Alas often covered in people eating and drinking but a good place to catch live music at the weekends. The little walkway behind will take you to some nice pubs and Resturants and round to the Catherdral.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I love Winchester because it has many historical sites that can be seen within a very short walk of the town like the butter cross or high cross. I liked the fact that it is a meeting place for people to sit and talk but also there are good musicians that plays around. It's definitely a place to see while... More 

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