The beautiful parish church of St. Lawrence, the Curtis Museum & the Allen Gallery are also attractions of the town. Recreational pursuits are again well catered for with Alton’s multi-disciplined sports centre, supported by numerous sport, social & leisure clubs as well as the Energique Fitness Club.
Alton is surrounded by beautiful countryside & pretty villages that include Chawton, where Jane Austen lived & Selborne, the long term home of Gilbert White the naturalist.
There are several state and private schools , for all ages, including two comprehensive schools, one of which is the former Eggar’s Grammer school that dates from the 17th century. Alton college, a tertiary college has over 1,000 students.
Ideally situated for the commuter, with its main line station that takes you into London Waterloo in a little over an hour. Road links are also good, with the A3, A331, M3 & M25, all easily accessible, together with routes down to the South Coast.
Alton is a prime residential commuter town, yet retains its rural charm, offering a pleasant way of life for all.