Discover Alton

See below to discover new events to attend, places to visit and shop in Alton, and for useful links to community resources.

Places to visit around Alton

Allen Gallery: Church Street, Alton GU34 2BW. Free admission. Telephone: 01420 82802

Alton Abbey: Abbey Road, Beech, Alton, GU34 4AP. The Abbey grounds are open daylight hours and the Visitors’ Centre from 8.00am to 5.00pm. On a few days each year, the Abbey is closed to the public. Please check the Abbey Calendar to make sure that the Abbey is open on the day you intend to visit. Telephone: 01420 562145

Alton's Open Spaces

Curtis Museum: High Street, Alton GU34 1BA. Free admission. Telephone: 01420 82802

Chawton House: Chawton, Alton, GU34 1SJ. To book tickets use website or telephone: 01420 541010

Gilbert White’s House: The Wakes, Selborne GU34 3JH. To book tickets use website or telephone: 01420 511275

Jane Austen’s House: Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton GU34 1SD. To book tickets use website or telephone: 01420 83262

Selborne Common - National Trust, Selborne, GU34 3JR

Watercress Line, Mid Hants Heritage Railway: Station Road, Alton, GU34 2PZ. To book tickets use website or telephone: 01962 733810

And further afield

Alice Holt Forest: Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, GU10 4LS

Basingstoke Canal & Odiham Castle, Basingstoke Canal Car Park, Odiham, RG29 1FR

Hogmoor Inclosure, Hogmoor Road, Bordon, GU35 9HP

Home Farm - Woodland Trust, Spain Lane, Nr Burkham, Alton, GU34 5RU  

Hinton Ampner - National Trust, Hinton Ampner, Alresford SO24 0LA


Events to attend

Visit the Alton Events page to find a wide variety of interesting and entertaining events happening locally, from musical evenings, yoga retreats to craft markets. 


Places to shop

To find shops that sell locally produced foods look in the Alton Local Food Directory.

Refill Alton is a campaign to help people live with less plastic. Connecting people to places they can eat, drink and shop without the pointless packaging. Download the free Refill app to tap into a network of places to reduce, reuse and refill. 


Community Resources

For information about what is going on within the Alton community visit the Alton Community Resource Hub.