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Watercress Line

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  • New Alresford
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Updated 05/28/2014

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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.

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

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Sight Details:

  • £14
  • Mar., weekends only; Apr., call for schedule; May–July and Sept., Tues.–Thurs. and weekends; Aug., daily; Dec., weekends and national holidays; times vary

Updated 05/28/2014


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