About Alston

Our holiday cottage is located in the historic market town of Alston, at the heart of the North Pennines AONB.

We recommend visiting the official Visit Alston Moor website to find out what's happening during your stay at Salvin House Alston. 

Rural Tranquility

Looking at Alston today, it's hard to believe it was once a thriving lead mining centre with more than 6,000 inhabitants and 12 pubs.

Today, the town is better known for its historic centre and the stunning countryside that surrounds it, offering a perfect location for walking, cycling and exploration. 

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Simple Convenience

Don't let the rural location fool you. Alston has everything you need from a local butcher to a petrol station and a fish & chip shop. 

There are still five pubs to choose from, plus some lovely restaurants or, if self-catering is your thing, there's two decent supermarkets and an independent wholefood store. 

Things To Do

The South Tyne footpath is literally across the road from your front door, or why not let the train take the strain on the South Tynedale Railway.

Explore the local Ashgill Force waterfall, Epiacum Roman Fort or take a tour of the Nenthead Mines. For those who like to attend church, there are regular services at the historic St Augustine of Canterbury Church.

Image by Ian Cylkowski