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Hospital of St Cross

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Address: St. Cross Hospital St. Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1962 851375
10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Beautiful peaceful place

You can ask for the dole and get ale and bread as per ancient tradition. The gardens are peaceful, the church and great hall have interesting details that bring this place to life.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

You can ask for the dole and get ale and bread as per ancient tradition. The gardens are peaceful, the church and great hall have interesting details that bring this place to life.

Thank Roddie8
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Visited here on a Heritage week so admission was free usually there is a charge. Car parking available, toilets on site and a cafe that serves tasty cakes and drinks. Keep an eye on the cafe opening times as they shut over lunchtime. There is also a small gift shop. Plenty of seating in the grounds. The history and buildings... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Visited on a grey day but well worth it. The primary school children were just about to rehearse for the Christmas concert in the evening in the magnificent church.

Thank 835AliceM
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lovely interesting buildings and beautiful church. A lovely garden and almshouses (which appear to be occupied. A nice quiet atmosphere. The best way to get there is to walk from the Cathedral takes about 30 minutes but well worth it. I believe you can get free bread when arriving. I previously went there some years ago and then you got... More 

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Cannes, France
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lived in the city for nearly 40 years and finally got to visit. Very peaceful atmosphere, with a lovely garden.

Thank Alison W
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Tucked away this is a little gem where you can demand your wayfarers dole, bread and ale, charming to look around with so much history to accompany

Thank Christopher S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Sadly, this was closed when we arrived. Check for opening times before setting off. However, we enjoyed a lovely walk along the river to get here which we would not have missed. The buildings were beautiful, so we will return.

3 Thank N D
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The word hospital refers to the hospitality offered here. Founded in 1932 as a home for the destitute, St Cross is now home to 25 brothers. You can stroll in the grounds, rest awhile in the church, see the ancient rooms where the brothers took meals, enjoy the tranquility of the Master's garden, browse in the shop, and taste the... More 

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144 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

They care and I care that they care this is not your average hospital but its worth it .. So don't get cross when there.

Thank Fran J
Inverness, Highlands, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I really enjoyed my walk from the Cathedral, and it was good seeing the College pupils in the fields playing various sports. The approach to the Hospital is quite dramatic and I made a point of claiming my dole - a little bread and some beer! The Chapel was impressive, but to my mind (and I am a clergyman!) the... More 

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