About Alton

Alton is a market town of around 18,000 people set in the rolling Hampshire countryside. It is surrounded by a number of satellite villages, bringing the total population nearer to 34,000 people. In the past the area was known for its hop-growing and beer-making, along with its cattle market and fairs. Today much of the local economy is now made of up of services and light industry.

The town has a considerable commercial district and a town centre made up of a good mix of chain stores and independent retailers, pubs, take-aways, cafes and restaurants. Farming is still a major part of our local economy, but the link between town and country has been lost. Never the less, there is a monthly Farmers’ Market (2nd Saturday) and a weekly Tuesday general market.

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