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Things to do in Alston

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Lovely little steam train ride through beautiful countryside. Staff are friendly and helpful. Great cafe at the railway. You could walk alongside the railway (South Tyne Way) and then catch a train back from one of the later stations.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Wonderful shop offering all essential goods and a great selection of local cheeses.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Corner Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Hotel
“Serves lovely food in front of a real fire, friendly local bar with award winning ales and ciders, dogs and children welcome.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Vibrant local history and transport museum, packed full of bygone forms of transport and delightful snippets of local history”
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“The Tourist Information Centre is part of Alston Local Links situated in the Town Hall in the centre of Alston and is part of the network of award winning tourist information centres. It also provide library and council services in partnership with Cumbria County Council. It provides a wide range of information to help you get the most out of your visit to the area. Really interesting archive of books on local history and some great guides for local walks”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Cozy and friendly cafe/bistro and does an excellent all day breakfast as well as evening meals.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
“Small pharmacy providing a full and prompt dispensary service, as well as a good range of over-the-counter medicines, toiletries and cosmetics. Happy to provide medical advice if required.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Lowbyer Manor is a Bed and Breakfast on the outskirts of Alston. Also caters for groups of 8 plus for lunch and private dining. Check the website for the menu. Haven't tried it yet but heard good stuff!”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 1 local recommends