Watercress Line included in Lonely Planets list

Alton station on the Watercress Line
Credit: John L via TripAdvisor

The Watercress Line has announced that it has been included in Lonely Planet’s list of UK top experiences in a new ranked list of the 500 most compelling experiences to be had across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

For the first time, Lonely Planet’s community of travel experts have chosen the best sights and experiences and ranked them in order of their brilliance in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist.

The whole team at the railway is delighted to have been included by Lonely Planet and for the railway to let even more people know about what the Watercress Line has to offer.

To create Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist, the Lonely Planet team compiled

What did the officials say?

Lonely Planet’s VP of Experience, Tom Hall, said:

“Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist brings together the UK’s most compelling sights and experiences, from world-class museums and giant cathedrals to rollicking festivals, inky lochs and tiny pubs. We’re thrilled to name Hampshire’s Watercress Line among the entries. When it comes to the joy of steam, few trains top this heritage beauty.”

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