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THE LOCAL AREA

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Walkers Paradise

Our popular guest accommodation enjoys a wonderful location in the idyllic Hampshire countryside.

The Angel Hotel is situated on the Alton to Gosport Road (A32) being approximately 6 miles from Alton and 6 miles from Petersfield and dare we say it approximately 200 miles from the other Alton that is the home of Alton Towers!

We are also within easy reach of the towns of Winchester with its 11th Century Cathedral (and incidentally the longest cathedral in Europe), Basingstoke renowned for its shopping centre and of course we are ideally situated for Portsmouth and Southampton with their regular ferry transport links to Europe.

Locally the attractions include the Jane Austen’s House at Chawton, the Watercress Steam Railway at Alton, the Curtis Museum in Alton, Gilbert White’s House at Selborne and St Lawrence’s Church Alton.

Highclere Castle that provides the exteriors for the TV show Downton Abbey is less than 45 minutes away.

 

Our reception is open 24 hours a day, ensuring that you will always find a member of our friendly team ready to provide you with a warm welcome and answer any questions you may have or simply have a chat.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

South Downs National Park

Not only have the centuries of human habitation shaped the National Park but the landscape has and still does, dictate where people have chosen to live and work the land.

This is a landscape rich in folklore and legend that has inspired generations of writers, artists and storytellers who have flocked to witness the beauty of the rolling chalk downland and the wooded heaths of the National Park.

It’s been a place of worship for centuries, nurturing a spiritual and emotional connection in those who spend time here.

From Neolithic peoples, through to Roman occupation and beyond, it is a landscape steeped in the history of peoples who have called Britain their home.

Excerpt taken from southdowns.gov.uk

Explore bluebell woods in the South Downs

Did you know that the South Downs is England’s most wooded national park? The soils in our ancient woodlands have been left undisturbed for hundreds of years, allowing great mobs of bluebells to thrive.

Excerpt taken from southdowns.gov.uk

 

Best walks in the area

West Tisted Commons and Church
Length 6.8KM | Est 1h 56m

Warford Circular
Length 17.2KM | Est 4h 17m

Meon Valley Circular
Length 10.9KM | Est 2h 43m

Chappetts Copse and Hen Wood Circular
Length 5.3KM | Est 1h 21m

Old Winchester Hill Nature Trail
Length 7.2KM | Est 2h 13m

Old Winchester Hill and Halnaker Lane Circular Walk
Length 7.2KM | Est 1h 48m

 

Places To Visit

Hinton Ampner (National Trust)

Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens

 

This elegant country manor and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one cannot exist without the other.

Old Winchester Hill
Located in the South Downs National Park Old Winchester Hill consists of 150 acres of National Nature Reserve and is home to many species of plants and wildlife.
 
From the top of the hill enjoy views across the rolling hills as far as Portsmouth, Southampton and on a clear day, the Isle

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens

 

This elegant country manor and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one cannot exist without the other.

Take a look at our map below to discover more amazing things you can do in the area!

 

Local Taxi Numbers
Due to the rural location of the hotel, and the demand for taxis (especially in the wedding season) we recommend calling and booking in advance. 
If you are using a mobile device, you can click on the numbers to start calling.

Andrew Fletcher (Equity Cars) - 07958 735039
Wilson Taxis - 01420 87777
Alton Taxis (888) - 01420 88888
A2B - 01730 233299
Gravers - 01730 303030
Petersfield Station - 01730 402080
Petersfield Taxis - 01730 622012
Paddy Cars - 01730 263263
Tesla Taxis - 01730 262626
Stuart A1 Taxis - 01730 778877
Midhurst Cars - 01730 821044
Adrian (Late runs) - 07898 271581

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Car Parking

You will find an 80-space car park on-site.  It is free but subject to availability.  For ease of mind, the carpark is fully covered by CCTV.  Please be aware, cars and contents are left at the owner's risk.

 

Angel Rewards Club

You can register for our rewards club on arrival or by clicking here.

 

What kind of breakfast is served at The Angel Hotel?

Guests staying at the Angel Hotel can enjoy a highly rated breakfast at The Angel Hotel. 

- Breakfast options include:
- Full English
- Continental
- Vegetarian

How can I get to the Ange Hotel from the nearest airport?

- Southampton airport – 30 mins (car)
- Bournemouth airport – 55 mins (car)
- Heathrow airport – 50 mins (car)
- Gatwick airport – 1 hour (car)

 

What is the nearest train station to the Angel Hotel?

The three closest train stations to the hotel are.

Petersfield station – 14 mins (car)
Alton station – 15 mins (car)
Fareham station – 30 mins (car)

 

What is the nearest cruise / ferry terminal?

Southampton ABP port (European and worldwide cruise port) –40 mins (car)
Portsmouth ferry port (ferry to France and mainland Europe) – 28 mins (car)