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Alton

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Not to be confused with Alton, a village in Staffordshire near the Alton Towers theme park..

Alton is in Hampshire.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Just off the A 31 between Farnham and Winchester.

Watercress Line, a preserved railway which runs from Alresford to Alton.

The station provides via Brookwood connections from London Waterloo.

Get around[edit]

Map of Alton (Hampshire)

See[edit]

  • 1 Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, +44 1420 83262. Mar-Dec: 10:30AM-4:30PM; Jun-Aug: 10AM-5PM. Museum in the house that Jane Austen (author of Pride and Prejudice) lived in from 1809 until 1817. £8. Jane Austen's House Museum on Wikipedia Jane Austen's House Museum (Q3161847) on Wikidata
  • 2 Gilbert White's House and the Oates Collections, Selborne, Alton, GU34 3JH, +44 1420 511275. Late Mar–Oct: Tu–Su 10:30AM–5PM; Nov–Dec: Tu–Su 10:30AM–4:30PM; Jan–mid Feb: F–Su 10:30AM–4:30PM; mid Feb–late Mar: Tu–Su 10:30AM–4:30PM. Closed Christmas Day–New Year's Eve. Home of 18th century naturalist Gilbert White, and a museum dedicated to Captain Lawrence 'Titus' Oates, the Antarctic explorer of the polar expedition with Captain Scott. Adult £9.50, concession £8.50, child (5-16 years) £4.
  • 3 Chawton House Library (The Centre for the Study of Early Women's Writing), Chawton (The # 64 Stagecoach service runs daily between Alton train station and Winchester, stopping at the A31/32 junction roundabout near Chawton. The # 38 service from Petersfield to Alton is less frequent, stopping in Chawton.). Late March to end of Oct only: M–F noon-4:30PM (last entry 4PM); Su 11AM-5PM (last entry 4PM). A listed Elizabethan manor house (and garden) built around 1590, containing a library. The ‘Great House’ referred to in Jane Austen’s letters, it belonged to Jane Austen's brother. Adult £8, Under 16 £4, Under 6 free, family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £20, seniors over 65 & full time students £6.50, disabled (free entry for accompanying carer) £3. Chawton House on Wikipedia Chawton House (Q5088580) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

  • Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway). Steam locomotives and vintage diesel trains links Alton's National Rail station to Alresford. A fantastic way to travel through the Hampshire countryside

The theme park Alton Towers is not located anywhere near Alton in Hampshire. It is located in the village of Alton in Staffordshire, about 185 miles north west.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 The George, Butts Rd, +44 1420 82331.
  • 2 The Greyfriar, Winchester Road, Chawton, GU34 1SB. Pub with meals, bookings recommended. mains from £12.

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Routes through Alton
WinchesterAlresford  SW UK road A31.svg NE  FarnhamLondon
END  N UK road A32.svg S  → Meon Valley → Fareham


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