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Watercress Line Review

New Alresford, 8 miles northeast of Winchester by A31 and B3046, is the starting point of the Watercress Line, a 10-mile-long railroad reserved for steam locomotives that runs to Alton. The line (named for the area's watercress beds) takes you on a nostalgic tour through reminders of 19th-century England. New Alresford, crossed by the River Alre, has some antiques shops and Georgian houses.

    Contact Information

  • Address: New Alresford Railway Station, Station Rd., New Alresford, SO24 9JG | Map It
  • Phone: 01962/733810
  • Cost: £14
  • Hours: Mar., weekends only; Apr., call for schedule; May–July and Sept., Tues.–Thurs. and weekends; Aug., daily; Dec., weekends and national holidays; times vary
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  • Location: Winchester
Updated: 05-28-2014

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