Swan Hotel

High Street, Alton, Hampshire, England, GU34 1AT, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alton

Smile or Scream.

A travel blog entry by naomithinksit on Jul 22, 2014

2 comments, 3 photos

... down- so just for a change of pace, we queued. In all we queued for almost 3 hours, in the baking heat. Luckily it seems that this had been anticipated as a problem and there was a shop part way. Slushie time!

The Smiler was pretty good. I'm not sure if I think it was so good because my brain is trying to rationalise waiting for all that time, but I enjoyed it. The ride was broken up into a three part series of drops and climbs, ...

Shaking out the cobwebs

A travel blog entry by sandshoephil on Jul 10, 2014

6 photos

... its not too surprising - but it does look like a very relaxing way to travel (as long you aren't the person working the lock).

We then head off to Hambledon to check out the famous Bat & Ball Inn. The pub dates back to the 1700s and is a place that Stoddy and I visited back in 2010. There is some wonderful memorabilia on the walls of the pub, some dating back to the very early days. We have an ale and a ...

Day trip to London

A travel blog entry by seaview1 on Apr 23, 2014

35 photos

... was much better but not very comfortable. There was a beautiful garden of tulips outside Buckingham Palace. After that we walked back towards where we came from, crossed over the Jubilee Bridge and walked alongside the Thames. Very pretty with little shops, eating places etc. England is very expensive. We eventually stopped at a pub called Mulberry Bush. John had ham, eggs and chips ...

Monday bike ride

A travel blog entry by floro on Feb 10, 2014

1 comment

... was the Devil in disguise, Dadd killed him with a knife and fled for France. En route to Paris Dadd attempted to kill another tourist with a razor, but was overpowered and was arrested by the police. Dadd confessed to the killing of his father and was returned to England, where he was committed to the criminal department of Bethlem psychiatric hospital (also known as Bedlam). Here and subsequently at the newly created Broadmoor, Dadd was cared for and encouraged to continue ...

Eulogy to my friend - CS

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Nov 08, 2013


... a birthday greeting. I got a message back from her husband that she was in the hospital and dying of breast cancer. OMG. I had no clue. She is someone I consider one of my best ex-pat friends. This was sad news indeed. Then yesterday I got on the computer to see another message from "her". Her husband wrote that she had died the previous night and the funeral was Friday. I had to cry and I am still tearing up that my friend ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on High Street, Alton, is near Watercress Line, Jane Austen's House, Alton Towers Spa, and Gilbert White's House & The Oates Museum.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Swan Hotel Alton

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good