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“Magical”

Hospital of St Cross
Ranked #3 of 54 things to do in Winchester
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Please, please take the time to visit this unique place. First, you should walk there, along the river, and claim your wayfarer's dole (a small piece of bread and some beer). It will only take 15 minutes from the centre of Winchester. Then visit the Norman church with its marvellous history. If it's open wander round the meticulously cared for gardens which belong to the Hospital, and you must learn of its fascinating history - so many stories of the Brothers and their adventures. In the summer there is even a locally-run tea shop. Not to be missed if you are visiting Winchester, and REALLY not to be missed on a fine summer's day.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

lovely spot, ancient buildings, attractive garden. Doesn't take long visit and we enjoyed the free beer and bread

Thank TMcC3
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This place survived the worst excesses of Henry VIII as it was a charitable foundation. The original alms houses with their circular chimneys are still there. Wonderful place with serene garden to walk in. Ask at the gatehouse for your pilgrim's fayre - piece of bread and a sip of ale. Ancient tradition.

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Love the atmosphere and unspoiled surroundings, a perfect partner to cathedral in the city. No real parking nearby. Not a criticism, just a fact, walk from city and stop for drink in queens arms or Wycombe arms ! A perfect afternoon.

Thank BasingstokeAndy
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Really beautiful grounds with a real sense of peace and quiet about them in spite of their proximity to the M3. The garden too is a very pleasant space just to sit and relax for a few minutes. The church has some interesting features and is worth the visit.

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