The South Sights

Watercress Line

  • Station Rd. Map It
  • New Alresford
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

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 run to Alton. The line (named for the area's watercress beds) travels on a scenic route, taking in the highest station in southern England and locomotive restoration workshops. Alresford, crossed by the River Alre, has some antiques shops and Georgian houses.

Sight Information

Address:

The Railway Station, Station Rd., New Alresford, SO24 9JG, England

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Phone:

01962-733810

Sight Details:

  • £16
  • Mar., weekends only; Apr., call for schedule; May–July and Sept., Tues.–Thurs. and weekends; Aug., daily; Dec., weekends and national holidays; times vary

Published 08/18/2015

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