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St Cross Hospital & Almshouse of Noble Poverty

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The Hospital of St Cross
St Cross Road
SO23 9SD
Tel: +44 (0)1962 851 375
Fax: +44 01962 878 221


History and hospitality in a serene and picturesque setting. The Hospital of St Cross is a beautiful group of Grade I listed buildings dating from 1132 and is home to 25 Brothers.

Visitors can admire the medieval architecture, absorb the quiet calm in the fine transitional Norman church , explore the beautiful flower gardens and explore the Wayfarer's Dole, which is a small beaker of beer and a morsel of bread.

The gift shop open throughout the year, selling a selection of high quality goods from the Porter's Lodge; Tea Rooms in the medieval Hundred Men's Hall provide refreshments during the summer.

St Cross is an easy walk along the river, 20 minutes from the city centre. Ample free parking on payment of admission fee.

On site gift shop and refreshments. Facilities for concerts, small seminars and wedding receptions.

Opening Times

Open 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

* Open daily April to October 9:30am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and from 1pm Sunday. November to March 10:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Saturday.

Tickets information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff*
Adult Ticketfrom £4.50
Student & Senior Citizenfrom £3.50
Child Ticketfrom £2.00

Road Directions

St Cross Hospital is one mile south of Winchester city centre, midway between Junction 11 of the M3 and Winchester, alongside the Bell public house.

Public Transport Directions

St Cross is an easy walk from Winchester city centre, along the river. Follow the footpath south for approx. 20 minutes (1 mile).


Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Disabled persons toilet
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles


  • Cafe - Summer only
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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