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County - Hampshire | Map
Tel code: 01420 | code search
Postcode: GU34 | code search
Population: 31000
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Birthplace of:
Gilbert White
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Cultural Britain:
Jane Austens Hampshire
Folk Customs:
Knighthood of the Old Green
The Tichborne Dole

Alton Events

July
A Lavender Experience!

October
Alton Word Fest

November
Evening Christmas Fair
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French Horn
"Whilst this venue looks very nice from the outside and inside the layout etc is impressive, I have to say that I found the place smelt really bad of cooking ..." More

Alton House Hotel
"Good Points: Staff very helpful and professional General review: we enjoyed our stay, will stay again in the future, it was good that the family we were visiting in Alton were ..." More

French Horn
"This is not a good review ! I booked for 20 people about 6 weeks prior to our meal, for my husbands birthday.The girl who took the booking, said fine,just ..." More

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"Gilbert White House and Oates Museum. Once home to the Rev. Gilbert White, the 17th century naturalist and author of the world-famous Natural History and Antiquities, the house has many ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Alton | 10 Places to Stay

Hampshire’s friendliest market town, Alton is a delightful and welcoming place and the ideal base for exploring. The surrounding area, home to Jane Austen, is renowned for its tranquil and unspoilt beauty.

A thriving country market town, with a fascinating history, Alton was built around a wealthy Saxon settlement and had the most valuable recorded market in the Doomsday Book. Saxon discoveries, including the famous Alton Buckle, are among the artifacts displayed in the Curtis Museum. The 11th Century St Lawrence Church was the scene of the civil war ‘Battle of Alton’ and still bears the scars. At one time the town was notorious for the brutal murder of ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’.

Today a delightful mix of historic buildings jostle with modern shops and arcades. Tuesday is market day, and the town hosts many markets and fairs throughout the year. Guided walks of the town start from the Tourist Information Centre or the rail station.

With a variety of places to stay, Alton is perfect for short breaks, a centre for exploring the literary and cultural heritage of this part of Hampshire. Surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful countryside, long distance footpaths and other rights of way offer many opportunities for walking and cycling.

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Fox & Co
John Parratt
Southern Life Independent Financial Advisers Ltd

Attraction

Allen Gallery
Curtis Museum
Gilbert White's House & The Oates Museum
Jane Austen Memorial Trust
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
Mouth and Foot Gallery

Budget

Travelodge Alton Four Marks *book online*

Care Home

Borovere

Church

St Lawrence Church

Cinema

Palace Cinema

Classes

Yoga - Mint Condition Yoga Studio

Club

Minnesota's

Doctor

Bentley Village Surgery
Chawton Park Surgery
The Wilson Practice

Estate Agent

Hamptons
Hellards

Farmers Market

Alton Farmers Market

Golf Club

Alton
Worldham Park Golf Club

Inn

Swan Hotel
The Angel a Citylodge Hotel
The Queens at Selborne
The Three Horseshoes
The White Hart

Market

Alton Craft Market
Alton Farmers Market
Alton Market
Hillside Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Bakers Arms
Cedars
Dukes Head
Eight Bells
French Horn
Jolly Farmer
Kings Head
Rose & Crown Inn

Shamrock
The Three Horseshoes
Wheatsheaf
Ye Olde Leathern Bottle

Restaurant

Curry Palace
French Horn
Jolly Farmer
Osteria Antica
River Kwai Restaurant
Rose & Crown Inn
The Three Horseshoes
Ye Olde Leathern Bottle

School

Alton Convent School

Self-Catering

Featherdown Farm

Solicitor

Keeping & Co

Taxi

Alton & Bordon Minibus & Taxis
Alton 8s
Alton Taxis
Chawton Cabs
Four Marks

H Cabs
Medstead Executive Taxi
Phoenix Private Hire
Wilson Taxis Ltd

Vet

Cedar Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Alton and District Swimming Club (Swimming & Diving)
Alton CC (Cricket)
Alton Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Alton TC (Tennis)
Alton Town (Amateur Football)
Chawton CC (Cricket)

Shops

Botanic Gardens
Boots
Rymans
Just Pets
Dorothy Perkins
Matheson Optometrists
M J Moss
Nine To Eleven Footwear Ltd
Holland and Barratt

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Mill Farm Organic Shop
Peacocks
Superdrug
Bowtell's Farm Shop
Bottega Dei Sapori
Espressos
natart
Groovy Grooming
Garthowen Garden Centre
Occasions Jewellers
Paul Allen Hair Studio
Lantern Foods
Crystals Jewellers
Rob Gaffney Entertainments

Antiques

The Tiny Shop

Activities

First Class Ballooning(Airsports)
Horizon Ballooning Ltd(Aviation Sports)

Places to Stay near Alton

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Swan Hotel (0.03 miles)

Swan Hotel
Set amid the shops on Alton's main street, the historical Swan Hotel dates from 1554. It offers a free car park, full English breakfasts in the modern restaurant, and free Wi-Fi. Swan Hotel is less than ... More | visit website
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Alton House Hotel (0.31 miles)

Alton House Hotel

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Alton House provides the style of a country retreat set in spacious grounds with an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Catering for business or pleasure perfectly with 39 en suite ... More

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Alton Grange Hotel (0.97 miles)

Alton Grange Hotel

The Grange Hotel stands in glorious landscaped gardens on the outskirts of the market town of Alton in Hampshire with views over the surrounding countryside, yet just one hour to the south of Central London ... More | visit website

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Upper Neatham Mill Farm Guest House (1.23 miles)

Upper Neatham Mill Farm Guest House

4 star quality in tourism Hotel, in a tranquil setting 1 mile from Alton centre and railway station, situated by the River Wey, surrounded by 11 acres of gardens and woodland which attract a variety of wildlife.

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The White Hart (1.68 miles)

The White Hart

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A delightful village Inn on the outskirts of the beautiful Hampshire town of Alton. Very near to Guildford (20 mins), Winchester (20 Mins) and Farnham (10 Mins). nearby attractions include ... More

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Beech Barns (1.80 miles)

Beech Barns

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Beech barns is a recently renovated historic barn conversion dating back to the early 18th century, and retaining many original features. Mixing contemporary and classic styles with modern facilities we ... More

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The Three Horseshoes (1.94 miles)

The Three Horseshoes
The Three Horseshoes is a lovely 200 year old traditional public house with four letting rooms set in the Hampshire countryside. Log fires and comfortable surroundings await you, set over the 3 former cottage ... More | visit website
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Queens Hotel (3.81 miles)

Queens Hotel

The Queens at Selborne, which has been at the hub of village society for over 250 years, has recently been completely refurbished, and is now beginning a new life.The 7 bedrooms are now all en-suite ... More | visit website

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Flossie's B&B (4.48 miles)

Flossie
Situated in the heart of rural Hampshire, Flossie's offers a warm, friendly welcome, and invites guests to relax and enjoy a peaceful break in truly beautiful, idyllic surroundings. The self catering studio is ideal for ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Alton Four Marks (4.63 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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