Alston is the highest market town in England, set high in the AONB North Pennines and is ideal base for walkers and cyclists looking to explore this wonderful area.

Explore the beautiful unique landscape of the North Pennines, with its fells, open moorlands, mountain streams, rivers and waterfalls. Alston is an ideal walking and cycling centre with the Pennine Way passing through the town and several trans-Pennine routes easily accessible from here.

Staying in a holiday cottage in Alston, you can be assured of some fabulous views. From Alston you enjoy sights over the Eden Valley, Lake District hills and Scottish borders. The picturesque town itself has pretty cobbled streets and 17th century stone-buildings with a lovely collection of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.  Try Alston’s locally produced products, notably Cumberland Mustard and Alston Cheese; enjoy these local delights you could try an Alston special Ploughman’s lunch before setting off for a relaxed afternoon ramble.

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