The college in Alton has a national reputation for its students' achievements at A-level, which year after year, have been outstanding. In addition to their wide range of academic courses, they also offer sports, music, drama and outdoor challenges such as expeditions.

Alton's local newspaper, the Herald, provides information on the latest news and weather as well as advertising many local services and forthcoming events. Property, motoring, recruitment and classifieds are also listed.

Alton Town Council, Town Hall, Market Square,
Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HD. UK

The Altonian (PDF)Download size 878kb - this file may take a couple of minutes to download)

The Rotary Club in Alton provides a variety of community services

The Wilson Practice

Local Alton GP's surgery located at Alton Health Centre.Tel: 01420 84676

The market town of Alton lies eighteen miles North East of Winchester and for a long time was famous for its hops and breweries.

Edmund Spenser lived here circa 1590, as did Cardinal Newman from 1816-1819. Eggars Grammar School was founded in 1641.The town includes several fine Georgian buildings.

William Curtis, the botanist, was born here in 1746 and the Curtis Museum was founded in 1855. The Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital was opened here and has become world famous as a great orthopaedic hospital. The church, which is mainly Perpendicular but with a fine Norman tower, was the scene of the death of the Royalist, Colonel Boles, during a fierce fight with Parliamentary forces in 1643.


Tourist and Other Information sources


Local Tourist Information:

Tourist Information Centre,
7 Cross and Pillory Lane,

Telephone: (01420) 88448

Local Information Point

Alton Library,
Vicarage Hill,

Telephone: (01420) 83147

Local Council

Alton Town Council,
Town Hall,
Market Square,

Telephone: (01420) 83986

Parking in Alton

Public car park two minutes walk from the Tourist Information Centre, behind High street shops.


Variety of pubs, and places to eat in the High Street and surrounding area.

Access by Public Transport

Alton has Railway Station (service from Waterloo, Guildford and Farnham). Also terminus of the Watercress Line from Alresford. Public Bus Services operate to Alton from Winchester, Basingstoke, Farnham, Petersfield and Portsmouth. Accesible also from Liss railway station.