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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 on selected days during this period (16 Feb 2020 - 25 Oct 2020)

* Please visit www.watercressline.co.uk for exact opening times.

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.

Events

Saturday, 29th February 2020 - Saturday, 29th February 2020

Sunday, 1st March 2020 - Sunday, 1st March 2020

Saturday, 7th March 2020 - Sunday, 8th March 2020

Flying Scotsman Visits the Watercress LineFlying Scotsman Visits the Watercress LineExcitement is building at the Watercress Line as it gears up to welcome the record-breaking Flying Scotsman, the most famous steam locomotive in the world for the first time.
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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:

  • Toomai00
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Santa Special
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 8th January 2020
    Had a family trip on the Watercress Line ‘Santa Special’ on 23 December 2019 and it was a very special time together. Lovely Christmassy atmosphere on arrival. Stations and trains were beautifully... Read full review
  • jwtheo
    Chesham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great fun down memory lane.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th January 2020
    Had the pleasure of a trip on the "Watercress Line" over the Christmas break, great fun and very nostalgic. Runs from Alresford in Hampshire, nice little market town with coffee shops and museum... Read full review
  • Paul T
    Waterlooville, United Kingdom
    The Santa Special Trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th January 2020
    We together with my daughter, Son in Law and our 2 x Grandsons aged 5 & 6 booked to go on the Santa special the Sunday before Christmas and had an amazing experience, the staff on and off the train... Read full review

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