A little bit of history
Alton happens to be the highest town in Hampshire. St. Lawrence Church, dating from the 11th century, was part of the Battle of Alton, a skirmish in the civil war.
Architecture and property
Alton offers a delightful mix of historic buildings and modern properties, with a classic Georgian high street. There are a wide variety of properties to buy and rent within the town and surrounding villages, from contemporary town houses and apartments to characterful country cottages to large country and equestrian properties.
Alton is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with a variety of footpaths and nature walks. Nearby in the pretty village of Selborne you can walk the zig-zag pathway to enjoy the views and explore the famous hangers (wooded hills).