The Swan Inn is a former coaching inn dates back to the 18th century and remains a busy and…
Experience the golden age of steam. Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or making new ones, sit back, relax and travel ten miles through the heart of quintessential English countryside by steam train. The fares provide all day unlimited travel so you can explore each of the four period stations, get behind the scenes at our engineering workshops and discover the nearby beautiful towns all on one ticket. Special events are held - sample the menu on the fine dining train, relive War on the Line, meet Santa on a steam train, solve a murder mystery, or treat the kids to a 'Day Out With Thomas'.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Wheelchair accessible carriages, wheelchair
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Jan-Oct weekends, May-Sep midweek, Aug daily
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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