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Watercress Line

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

Published 08/20/2030

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


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

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Sight Details:

  • £16
  • Closed Jan. and Nov.; Mon. in June and Sept.; Fri. in May and Sept., and other select dates; check website for timetables

Published 08/20/2030


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