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Farringdon
Farringdon is a pretty village on the A32 just south of Alton in Hampshire. It is situated in the new South Downs National Park. Farringdon is famous in its own right for

  • Its links with Jane Austen, who used to visit friends at the Rectory in Farringdon.

  • The ancient Yew Trees in the churchyard of All Saints church, which are over 2000 years old..

  • The naturalist Reverend Gilbert White, once the rector of Farringdon. His house is in Selborne.

The village is in two geographical parts:

Lower Farringdon is the first part as you enter the village and here you will find The Golden Pheasant pub and restaurant. Upper Farringdon is at the top of the lane, which runs east from the A32 crossroads. Here, you will find the Church, Massey's Folly and The Rose & Crown pub

Walking & Exploring
Hampshire's South Downs, around Chawton where Jane Austen lived, has a quite different feel from the rest of the new National Park.

Situated between the cathedral cities of Winchester and Chichester, this is great walking, cycling and riding country. Long-distance trails and circular routes through ancient woodlands, and out onto the the Downs.

Britain's first naturalist, the great Gilbert White, loved these chalk hills.

Shopping
The market town of Alton is just 3 miles away from Farringdon. Market day is Tuesday, there is a monthly Farmer's market and from time to time, a French market.

The cities of Guildford and Winchester are approximately half an hour's drive and Farnham, a smaller town but with a variety of interesting shops, is only fifteen minutes away.

Pubs and Restaurants
There are two good pubs in Farringdon, which have restaurants and are within easy walking distance. Lunch and evening meals are available:

  • The Rose & Crown in Upper Farringdon - now re-opened by new owners. It has been beautifully refurbished and is under new management. An excellent place to stop for a drink, lunch or dinner and only a very short walk from Tangley Hall! For further information click on Rose & Crown for their website.

  • The Golden Pheasant in Lower Farringdon is 10-15 minutes' walk down the hill to the main road and has a good restaurant.

Alton has several restaurants and coffee shops. It also boasts the most number of pubs within a square mile!

Information
To find out more about Upper and Lower Farringdon, do visit the website: click here.

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