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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

Address:

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

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Phone:

01962-733810

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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