The Watercress Line

A preserved steam railway in the heart of Hampshire


The Watercress Line,
The Railway Station,
SO24 9JG

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Let off steam at this living history railway! Experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside, adjacent to the South Downs National Park.

Located just seven miles from the ancient city of Winchester, you can join the line at the picturesque Georgian town of Alresford or at the bustling market town of Alton. Tickets give you all day travel, so you can visit all four heritage stations with period charm as well as these historic towns.

With Special Days all year round at the Watercress Line, there is something for everyone. From family-friendly events such as Day Out With Thomas and Steam Illuminations, to nostalgic events and evening dining experiences through the heart of Hampshire.