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“Nothing particularly special”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Alton Station

Alton Station
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Alton
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nothing particularly special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Apparently limited wheelchair (and buggy) access.
Some bits need a bit of TLC.
Also, THE CAR PARK, what is going on there?
To little by way of capacity and just one incomprehensible meter, sometimes it is out of order, more like on holiday, you spend about as much time either finding a space or in the queue than you do having Lunch anywhere!

Please note: If this changes please may someone notify me and I shall 'bump up' the review one spot!

Visited September 2013
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Pflugerville, Texas
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“All aboard!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Alton Station is a genuine old fashioned railway station with curliques on the support stanchions and a walkover to get to the other side. Thank heaven there is also an old elevator for those of us lugging suitcases and vacation swag!

Visited April 2014
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Cotswolds
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290 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Shared railway station”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

If you are looking for reviews of the Mid Hants Railway (Watercress Line) you may be better off searching for Alresford at the other end of the line!

Alton station is the terminus main-line railway station from Waterloo, London. Enter the station and cross to platform 3 by footbridge or the lift in the new bridge to get to the Watercress Line where you can get the steam-hauled service to Medstead, Ropley and Alresford.

Car parking is a problem at Alton, the main car-park outside is something like £7 a day, no lower charges and there isn't an alternative close by. If you are visiting the Watercress Railway you may be better starting your journey in Alresford where there is more and cheaper parking.

One other mistake not to make. Alton Towers theme park is not here! it about 180 miles further North. Don't laugh, quite often the station staff are asked directions by families arriving by train.

Visited August 2014
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“alton station vistit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I liked the stastion that it had lifts for people to use and it has a nice clean toilets at there and they are very friendly there

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“week end stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We went as a family. it was great fun and the hotel we stayed was comfortable and provided us with a packed lunch.

Visited August 2013
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