Since 1859, Liphook station has held its position to the south of this East Hampshire village, just at the northern edge of the South Downs National Park, which trains on to Portsmouth travel through. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Liphook prospered as a coach stop thanks to being an important staging post on the London-to-Portsmouth route, and was, according to legend, the last place Nelson stayed before sailing for the Battle of Trafalgar.
Now a busy commuter station, Liphook is on the Portsmouth Direct Line with one train per hour to both London Waterloo and Portsmouth with extra services at peak times. Trains into London take around an hour, and it's about 45 minutes to Portsmouth & Southsea. Liphook is mainly residential, with a few pubs, shops and takeaways, a library, supermarket and post office. On the outskirts of the village you'll find two golf clubs and Hollycombe - Britains's largest collection of steam-powered machines including fairground rides, waterwheels and locomotives.