Viaduct Way

The Hospital of St Cross

Jane Austen's House
Jane Austen's House
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The Hospital of St Cross

The Hospital of St Cross. Founded in 1132, the hospital is home to 25 Brothers and continues to provide refreshments for travellers.

Take in the fantastic scenery and have a rest on the inscribed stone seat.

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 is 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 are open to serve refreshments from 1st April to 31st October.

The Hospital of St Cross

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St Catherine’s lock and mill
As you continue along the path look out for the stone barge and the remains of the old St Catherine’s lock and mill. While you are here why not take a detour up St Catherine’s Hill to see the spectacular views of the city. Take a rest on the railway bench before you walk up onto the viaduct. The slats have been intensively burnt to create track and sleepers with natural oak ballast in between.