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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Alton
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This museum is housed in a charming red-brick 17th-century building that was home to Jane Austen and her family from 1809 to... more » Owner description: This museum is housed in a charming red-brick 17th-century building that was home to Jane Austen and her family from 1809 to 1817, and the site where she wrote some of her popular novels. « less
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Alton
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: The Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line, operates steam and heritage diesel trains between the picturesque... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Alton
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
The home of England's first ecologist.
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Alton
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Alton
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Alton
Category: Historic Sites; Libraries; Lighthouses; Cultural
Owner description: Set in the former home of Jane Austen's brother, we are open for guided tours Tuesday and Thursdays at 2.30 p.m. with an... more » Owner description: Set in the former home of Jane Austen's brother, we are open for guided tours Tuesday and Thursdays at 2.30 p.m. with an opportunity to purchase tea and home-made cake after the tour in the Old Kitchen, and on Wednesday's at 10.30 a.m. with the option of purchasing tea and home-made cake prior to the tour.Chawton House Library, is a registered charity based within the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, UK. Concentrating on education and heritage, the charity holds a unique collection of early women’s writing circa 1600 – 1830. We offer readers the chance to research and engage with a wealth of texts in the inspiring setting of Chawton House, where the historic location and rural tranquillity contextualise and complement the material. As well as promoting study and research on women’s writing, the charity’s educational remit includes protecting and conserving the Elizabethan house and grounds, and maintaining a rural English working manor farm of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, managed using traditional, organic farming methods. « less
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Ranked #7 of 11 attractions in Alton
Owner description: The course was build in 1908 by James Braid. Its a Parkland course that challenges all classes of golfers. The club house... more » Owner description: The course was build in 1908 by James Braid. Its a Parkland course that challenges all classes of golfers. The club house is romantic with an open fireplace and beamed ceilings. In the summer the view from the balcony is simply stunning. The Restaurant facility is excellent. A visit to this club is a great way to keep your golf sharp during any trip « less
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Ranked #8 of 11 attractions in Alton
Category: Other
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Ranked #9 of 11 attractions in Alton
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Ranked #10 of 11 attractions in Alton
Owner description: Our Indoor Climbing Centre offers sessions for absolute beginners through to experienced climbers. The starting age is just 4... more » Owner description: Our Indoor Climbing Centre offers sessions for absolute beginners through to experienced climbers. The starting age is just 4 years for our Pebbles Club, with a further range of age based clubs for juniors, and either beginners clubs or courses for adults. Top rope and lead climbing (10m high ropes wall, 50+ routes from 4+ to 7c) Dedicated Bouldering and ROCKFIT training walls « less
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