Holybourne lies to the Eastern edge of the market town of Alton in the Wey valley. It has a population of around 1500 people. Holybourne, with its Saxon Church, lies near the Roman posting station (Mansio) of Vindomi, believed to be at the crossing of two Roman roads - Winchester to London and Silchester to Chichester. The name Holybourne may be derived from the old English Haligburna, which means sacred stream, and refers to the fresh water spring which is situated in the churchyard and is a tributary to the river Wey.
Further information on attractions to discover in the area and other interesting villages to visit is available. For information on public services for Holybourne please take a look at the Alton local pages.