Autumn on the Watercress Line

Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

The Railway Station
Station Road
Alresford
Hampshire
SO24 9JG

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Opening Times

Open - See Information Below (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* The Watercress Line has now reopened. Tickets can be pre-booked in advance of your visit or bought on the day. Please see The Watercress Line's website for further details: www.watercressline.co.uk 

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

The Watercress Line is located just off the A31, about seven miles from Winchester.

Alresford Station Road: SO24 9JG             
Ropley Bighton Hill: SO24 9SQ 
Medstead Station Approach: GU34 5EN 
Alton Station Road: GU34 2PZ

It is recommended that visitors start their journey from either Alresford or Alton. Parking is available at Alresford and Alton. 

Alresford: 30p per hour, £1.50 for over 4 hours (free Sundays and public holidays holidays). Coin only. This car park is operated by Winchester City Council. There is additional parking at Perins school on levels 2 and 3 during school holidays.

Alton: £7.50 weekdays and £2 weekends (pay with card or over the phone). Please be advised spaces may be limited here. This car park is operated by South Western Railway. 

Public Transport Directions

Train: The Watercress Line have a mainline link at Alton station, where South Western Railway operate platforms 1 & 2 and the Watercress Line runs from platform 3. Please purchase your Watercress Line tickets on arrival at Alton from our shop on Platform 3.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£16.00 per ticket
Child age 5-16 years£8.00 per ticket
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children)£40.00 per ticket

Children aged 4 and under go free! One free adult carer per full fare paying disabled person. Dogs and bicycles go free.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Off-road parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Some no smoking areas
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun - Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

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Recent Reviews:

  • andy_d_c123
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Steam illuminations 🎄🎅🏼💡
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 24th December 2020
    Booked the 15:50 departure from Alresford. Parking was crazy busy. Was unable to get a parking space in the station car park, but a short walk away (3 minutes) there was plenty of paid council... Read full review
  • Mermaid44Jane
    The best of Christmas treats in a bleak Winter
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 30th December 2020
    Wow what a wonderful Christmas treat for our 2 grandsons and us. A beautiful station at Alresford, with everything we could possibly wish for . I even had my favourite decaff latte! Very welcome on... Read full review
  • Hoops1981
    Fareham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Illuminations amazing!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 2nd January 2021
    Me, hubby and our little boy attended the illuminations at the watercress line in December. We arrived in Alresford for the 6.05 departure, there was no parking left but plenty of parking stewards... Read full review

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