Watercress Line

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Watercress Line

Let the train take the alresfordstrain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside. Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or creating new ones, it’s the perfect way to unwind and experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam travel from a bygone age.

Our fares give you all day unlimited travel, so you can enjoy the slower pace of life as you explore each of our four period stations along the ten mile route, the engineering workshops and the nearby towns all on one ticket.

Running along the edge of the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, you can jwatercresslineoin us at New Alresford: located just 7 miles from the ancient city of Winchester and famous for its clear chalk streams and watercress farms. Opened in 1865, the railway was soon nicknamed for its early role in transporting this locally grown crop to the markets in London and beyond. Alresford has a charming Georgian town centre with independent shops, a picturesque river walk with medieval Fulling Mill, and National Trust property Hinton Ampner is just a couple of miles away. Grab a bite to eat in our West Country Buffet on the platform, or a take-away cream tea for onboard the train.