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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
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10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Worth seeing, very interesting and lovely gardens

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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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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.

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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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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the Hospital of St Cross in Winchester on the national heritage open day and found it absolutely great, for a 14th century complex the preservation is outstanding and the history fascinating, well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This ancient site is the epitome of tranquility. Small tea shop is in the inmates hall and had a good selection of homemade cakes including Lemon drizzle and a proper Victoria sandwich cake. Pots of tea with extra hot water were consumed in the entrance courtyard of the St Cross Hospital.

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Didn't know what to expect until I got there, but found beautiful gardens, lovely old church and buildings and well-presented memorabilia. Great to walk there from central Winchester along the Water Meadows route

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