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Hospital of St Cross

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A stunning historical place, steeped in history, part of the Itchen navigation walk you can walk... read more

Reviewed today
Southampton, United Kingdom
This is an amazing place!

A wonderful place with lots to see and lots of historical detail. My grateful thanks to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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St. Cross Hospital St. Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD, England
+44 1962 851375
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Reviewed today

A stunning historical place, steeped in history, part of the Itchen navigation walk you can walk the ancient path all the way from Southampton to Winchester. Exploring the well kept grounds and old buildings was well worth it for a day out.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful place with lots to see and lots of historical detail. My grateful thanks to the receptionist who helped so much with our understanding of the place. The two ladies in the cafe were absolutely wonderful and helpful. Thank you all!

Thank davyb1944
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of my favourite places in Winchester. This time we attended a summer fete, which was far more fun than I imagined it would be! The gardens were opened so we could wander around the large pond and take photos, enjoy the music of a...More

Thank gaiamethod
Reviewed 5 days ago

After watching Wolf Hall, this indeed became a place for us to visit, The parking outside is limited, we were fortunate few people had visited on the day we chose, and we found a place. In the UK we are so fortunate that our history...More

Thank 1dustyrhodes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in the area for the best part of 59 years and finally I organised myself to visit - and I'm so glad I did. What a peaceful and beautiful place and so close to the city of Winchester. We walked along the...More

Thank CWharton1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first almshouse and still in use. At first we thought it was just the church but the gardens are worth the visit alone and then there's the ancient hall and kitchen along with a lovely tea and cakes cafe. Make time to visit if...More

Thank Jg H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I followed the long path from the town centre and realized afterwards that there was a shorter route (be sure to check with Tourist Information before you start wandering the countryside). But I still arrived at the beautiful Hospital of St. Cross and felt so...More

Thank canuck562015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a lovely half-hour amble through the Water Meadows to the Hospital of St Cross, which is a 12th -century almshouse, built to provide accommodation for 13 poor men who could not support themselves (women clearly not being worthy of consideration at that time….)....More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are lovely as are the buildings, but we felt we missed out a lot because there was no guide. The laminated instructions were difficult to follow at times and certainly didn't give a full sense of the place. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the beauty...More

Thank Ruhu61
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Had tea and cake in hall of 100 men , wonderful atmosphere and very reasonably priced tea and cake . Good cheerful service ,perfect for walkers .

Thank chickenlady97
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Sandesh B
11 June 2018|
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Response from Wendy H | Reviewed this property |
Part of the brothers 'housing' agreement is to go to church every morning the service finishes about 10 am. I'm not sure they would welcome intrusive photo's but we went on a guided tour through Historic Houses Association... More
peter m
3 April 2018|
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Response from Ruby067 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The number 1 blue double decker to Southampton stops at Saint Cross Bell Inn and it is 100 metres level walk from there. Don’t get on the single decker number 1 - that turns off the main road before the destination.
22 February 2018|
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Response from minnytwo | Reviewed this property |
When they have events, they open up the adjacent field for parking. There is lots of room!!