Alresford is a quaint Georgian town, which enjoys a picturesque riverside setting eight miles from Winchester in Hampshire. It's ideal for those seeking a relaxing weekend getaway with lots to do, from leisurely strolls along the river to antique shopping and traditional country pubs. Book a bed and breakfast in Alresford and find out for yourself what it has to offer.
If you book an Arlesford b and b at certain times of the year, you can join in the festivites at one of the local festivals that fill the town's calendar. The annual Alresford Music Festival is a community event held to raise funds for a number of worthy causes, and the Alresford Agricultural Show held every year in September attracts many for its selection of livestock and locally produced food, as well as the horticultural, dog and horse shows. Interestingly, Alresford is famous for its watercress farming and every year in May, the Watercross Festival attracts thousands to the area. If you miss this, you can still embark on the Watercress Tour, a self-guided walk through the watercress fields.
Book a family friendly B&B in Alresford and enjoy a fun-filled break. It's a great opportunity for both you and your family to get out in the fresh air. Visit Old Alresford Pond and journey through the deligthful Hampshire countryside with a trip on the Mid-Hants Steam Railway, which makes a great family day out. Or pack a picnic and spend a day following the Alre Valley Trail, where the kids can keep an eye out for local wildlife. If you're seeking access to lovely country walks from your bed and breakfast Alresford can certainly satisy your needs. As well as local scenic walks such as The Millennium Trail, more serious walkers will enjoy the Wayfarers Walk, which follows old shepherds trails, or the Itchen Way, which shows off the best of the Hampshire countryside.
As well as outdoors activities, there are a wealth of other ways to spend your days and nights. Visit Northington Grange during the summer months for an evening at the Grange Park Opera. This exquisite historic building attracts international artists and hosts an annual festival with three new productions each season. Get a feel for the historic side to Alresford with a wander around pretty Broad Street, where Georgian houses sit next to interesting specialist shops such as the Linen shop. For a taste of true Hampshire from the comfort of a traditional English B&B Alresford is a lovely choice.