Did you know?
1.The 11th Century St Lawrence Church was part of the Battle of Alton, a skirmish in the civil war. Royalists were surprised by a Parliamentary force and were beaten back to the church where they set up defences.
2.The village of Chawton, famously the home of Jane Austen, is nearby and you can follow a circular walk from Chawton to Upper Faringdon past places of interest that Jane Austen knew.
3.There was a hoard of Iron Age coins found locally in 1996 that are now stored at the British Museum.
ChawtonChawton lies within the South Downs National Park. The village situated just to the South West of Alton is famous for being the home of Jane Austen for the last eight years of her life.
SelborneThe village of Selborne in East Hampshire is just to the South of Alton. It is famous for its association with the 18th Century literary naturalist Gilbert White.
HolybourneHolybourne is on the eastern edge of the market town of Alton. It has one local pub and post office.
Upper/Lower FroyleFroyle is situated on the edge of The Downs. It is located to the North East of Alton. The market towns of Farnham and Alton are easily accessed by the A31.
Alton, a thriving market town has a mix of local shops, boutiques and arcades.
The Hen and Chicken Inn
18th-century roadside coaching inn with fireplace featuring a carvery and pub classics, plus garden.
Country gastro pub with eclectic fare.
16th-century village inn serving classic pub fare amid rustic, exposed beam and brickwork interiors.
The Sun Inn
Traditional rural pub with a garden, wood beams and log fires, serving real ales and seasonal game.
The Rose and Crown
Beautifully refurbished, The Rose & Crown is rumoured to have been built by Jane Austen's brother, Edward Knight in 1810. They offer traditional style home cooking and a drinks menu that includes an excellent selection of craft lagers and ales.
The Royal Oak
This friendly country pub is perfect for all the family, boasting beautiful gardens and an excellent menu that includes bar snacks, classic pub food and seasonal dishes.
The George Alton
Homey, rustic locale with retro accents featuring globally inspired bites, live music & quiz nights.
The Eight Bells
Beautiful historic pub located within a Grade II listed building. Originally constructed in the 16th century, there has been a pub on this site since 1840.
Alton to London Waterloo in 1 hour 7 minutes
Other transport in the area includes many buses to the surrounding areas, as well as good access to the A31 to both Winchester and Farham.