St Mary's Hall Bed and Breakfast,
Alton is just over an hour from London Waterloo, on a direct Southwest trains service. Trains run every 30 minutes or so throughout the day and late into the evening. Alton train station is also the starting point for heritage steam railway, The Watercress Line (also known as The Mid-Hants railway) which runs through rolling Hampshire countryside to the pretty town of Alresford.
On arrival at Alton station, there is a taxi rank outside and taxi office to the left of the exit. Or you can walk to St Marys Hall in about 15-20 minutes, by crossing the car park, heading diagonally left across the car park and walking up to the High Street. Continue left through the main shopping area, past the BP garage on your left and Albert Road is off right as you reach Butts Green (a large grassed triangle).
We've welcomed guests from over 40 countries to St Mary's Hall, many either on business or to visit The Jane Austen House Museum or Chawton House Library. Alton is accessible from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Southampton Airport. Taxi and airport transfers can be arranged through a reliable service at very reasonable prices. Please contact us if you need assistance.
Alton, Hampshire is about 35 miles south west of London and has excellent road connection whether you are travelling around London's M25, heading west along the M3 or A3... or heading east along the M4 or A303... or south along the M40 and A34.
The main A roads through the town are the A31 which connects with the A3, through Farnham and heads onto Winchester, and the A32 heading south to meet the A3 towards Portsmouth, or the A339 to Basingstoke and Reading. If you're arriving by car we have ample of-street parking at St Mary's Hall.
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