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The Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line


The Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
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“mid hants”(57 reviews)
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...more
On the A31 to Alresford or Alton, Alton SO24 9JG, England
+44 1962 733810
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I spent the day with many other steam enthusiasts at the 40s celebration traveling on the steam train, it's a wonderfull experience

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What can i say the mid hants is one of the better organised heritage railway locations in the country and the name sells itself for great service , efficancy and an all round good day out for everyone and in the number of years that...More

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a non-operating day but were still able to wander around Ropley Station, view the engines and admire the gorgeous topiary on the platforms. We also visited Alresford station where most of the coaching stock is maintained.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went while on holiday. We typically spend it with family in other parts, but because of a wedding I needed to find things in the area in our down time. I expected the trains, but found out when we settled on going that it...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely sunny day, scenery and friendly, helpful staff. A great day out for young and old. Lots to do along the line, walks, picnics, shopping in Alton and Alresford recommended.

Thank Bartycamp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nostalgic and peaceful locations serviced by historic steam trains. Accessible by road or rail. Parking I found was not a problem.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with 3 friends on Saturday evening for the experience of a steam train journey and to try the ales. I enjoyed the 3 different drinks I had 2 ales and 1 cider. I also had curry with rice whilst on-board. The £5.50 was reasonable...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous evening on the real ale train. Lots of different ales to try at £2 a pint, and a lovely homemade style curry to line the stomach. Great atmosphere on the train and s thoroughly pleasant way to pass an autumn evening away....More

1  Thank Drakesy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great night out, excellent value (even soft drinks priced well). Recommended for anyone who likes real ale and/or trains.

1  Thank TomH3010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful morning playing Engine Driver and Fireman on a real steam engine. A great experience and well recommended for anybody. Staff on the train and on site so friendly and helpful.. Experience was on the expensive side but considering the work that the...More

3  Thank Mike P
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8 August 2018|
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Response from Watercress_Line | Property representative |
Thomas visits us at the Watercress Line twice a year, in the Easter holidays and the Summer holidays so he'll be back again next year!
Jane A
22 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.
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.
12 August 2017|
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Response from Watercress_Line | Property representative |
There are approximately 350 tickets for each RAT. There are three people working behind the bar throughout the evening so queues are not an issue.