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Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’

Located just seven miles from the ancient city of Winchester in the picturesque Georgian town of Alresford lies Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’.

Fares give you unlimited travel for you to let off steam, and experience the nostalgic sights, smells and sounds of steam as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside.

Stop off at the period stations, with plenty to explore at each, including a run around at Ropley station with its elevated picnic area and the famous Kings Cross Bridge, as seen in the Harry potter films. You can even investigate the impressive engineering sheds and see preservation in action!

Upcoming events:

Wizard Weekend, 26 – 27 October 2019:

Take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train, watch owls and falcons, marvel at magic performances, learn how witches broomsticks are made and get the little ones dressed up for Halloween to be in with a chance to win a spooky prize.

Santa Special, selected dates between 30 November – 24 December 2019:

Take a journey in a festival train carriage where Santa and his jolly helpers visit you to bring a gift. With your favourite sing a long Christmas songs playing, adults get treated to white wine and mince pies whilst the kids can enjoy a soft drink and a gingerbread man.

Christmas Leave, 26 – 27 December 2019:

Take a journey back in time this Christmas as the Watercress Line invite you to experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas on the railway with civilian and military re-enactors. Whether this is a trip down memory lane, or a chance to make new memories, it’s the perfect place too bring your family and guests after Christmas.

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