Local Attractions and things to do near Wyards Farm

Jane Austen House Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum is a small private museum in the village of Chawton near Alton in Hampshire.

It occupies the 18th-century house in which novelist Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life.

Jane Austen's House Museum is the only house where Jane lived and wrote which is open to the public as a museum.

Current Opening Hours: Daily 10:30am - 4:30pm. (Last entry 4:00pm)

More information can be found on there website here - http://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/

 

Jane Austen House Museum - Close to Wyards Farm Bed and Breakfast in Alton, Hampshire
The Watercress Steam Railway. Wyards Farm Bed and Breakfast Alton, Hampshire

The Watercress Line Steam Railway

The Watercress Line is the marketing name of the Mid-Hants Railway, a heritage railway in Hampshire, England, running 10 miles (16 km) from New Alresford to Alton where it connects to the National Rail network.

The line gained its popular name in the days that it was used to transport locally grown watercress to markets in London.

The railway currently operates regular scheduled services, along with dining trains, real ale trains and numerous special events throughout the year.

More information can be found on their website here - http://www.watercressline.co.uk/

Chawton House Library

 Chawton House Library is an internationally respected research and learning centre for the study of early women's writing from 1600 to 1830.

Access to the library's unique collection is for the benefit of scholars and the general public alike.

Set in the quintessentially English manor house that once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward; the library, house and gardens - plus an always fascinating calendar of events - make Chawton House Library a very special and memorable place to visit and enjoy.

 

More information can be found on their website here - http://www.chawtonhouse.org

Chawton House Library is near Wyards Farm Bed and Breakfast Accomodation
Gilbert Whites House is near Wyards Farm Bed and Breakfast Accomodation

Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously).

At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

More information can be found on their website here - www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

Visit Winchester

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire. The city lies at the heart of the wider City of Winchester, a local government district, and is located at the western end of the South Downs National Park, along the course of the River Itchen

From world class attractions and architecture, unrivalled shopping and delicious dining, to countryside trails for walking and cycling - there's plenty to do in and around Winchester.

You'll find something to suit you, whether you're a lover of the great outdoors looking for an active holiday, or simply want to spend a romantic weekend exploring Winchester's history and heritage.

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