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The Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line

On the A31 to Alresford or Alton, Alton SO24 9JG, England
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War on the line

Brilliant day out will go again next year saw lots of people dressed for the day put you back in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jonathan C
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Brilliant day out for the family & friends

We live nearby , this is an attraction we take visitors to who like us really enjoy the outing, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alistair W
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Alton, United Kingdom
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The Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line, operates steam and heritage diesel trains between the picturesque market towns of Alton and Alresford in Hampshire, south west of London. As well as standard travel this preserved railway runs popular special events throughout the year along with Countryman and Watercress Belle dining trains and the Real Ale Train.
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On the A31 to Alresford or Alton, Alton SO24 9JG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant day out will go again next year saw lots of people dressed for the day put you back in the war years

Thank Jonathan C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We live nearby , this is an attraction we take visitors to who like us really enjoy the outing, the station and workshops at Ropley are superb as you can watch the restoration work by amateurs and retired skilled professionals as they pass on their...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to this line just last Saturday for the “war on the line” event with a friend of mine for the day. While it take us about two hours to get there by train, I guarantee that the day made every minute of travel...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a group of six, and attended one of their murder mystery events, these events do get booked very quick, and I can see why, this was a most enjoyable evening. It starts with drinks on the platform, and actors mingling amongst you, having...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely day out. The staff were very helpful and were always ready to give you any information you require. The facilities were very clean and well maintained. Well worth a visit

Thank Roy D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I headed towards Mainline Alton Railway Station in Hants and got parked (£2-50 all day ) (June 2018 prices ) for the 12-50pm Alton to Alresford Steam Loco Express on a lovely Saturday sunny day , Paid £16 return as a adult ( June 2018...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Watercress Line is a real evocation of how we like to remember railways of old. Splendid atmosphere and beautiful scenery. The day out was the Driver Experience day. Obviously not cheap - all day full occupation of the railway by 6 participants - and...More

1  Thank David T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our day on the Watercress Line. There's plenty of interest including well preserved stations with old posters and enamel signs, engine and carriage works as well as the wonderful steam hauled trains. The staff were exceptionally friendly and informative and the trains...More

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely country heritage line between New Alresford and Alton, where there is a mainline connection. The Diesel Gala lasts three days and has visiting engines as well as the home fleet. The engine shed and yard is well worth a visit as...More

Thank Graham R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another lovely visit to this wonderful line, although to be honest it lacked the draw of a celebrity locomotive, which may well explain why numbers seemed to be well down for a Saturday when it is normally the busiest day of the Gala. However, for...More

Thank Steven S
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Jane A
23 May 2018|
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Response from Watercress_Line | Property representative |
Hi Jane, yes one carer goes free with a paying disabled adult or child.
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merka1983
29 December 2017|
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Response from Watercress_Line | Property representative |
Yes dogs are very welcome on our trains and even travel free for standard travel and special events, excluding RAT/Dining trains and Santa Specials.
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