Map and how to get there

Attractions Restaurants

Nearest travel links

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Airport Newcastle 70 km
Ferry Newcastle (Port of Tyne) 80 km
Train station Penrith 30 km
Car Car advised

Activities near Alston

Sports Horse riding, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Cycling holidays

How to get there

From Penrith:

Drive 22 mins east along the A686, at Alston follow the B6277 4 miles to Garrigill.In 2001 this route was nominated one of the top ten most scenic drives in the world.

From Carlisle:

45 mins south east of Carlisle, towards Brampton (Jct 44 M6 on A689), at Brampton turn right towards Alston (A689), then follow to Garrigill (B6277).

From the South:

60 mins north of Scotch Corner, follow to Barnard Castle (A66), at Barnard Castle turn off towards Middleton-in-Teesdale (B6277), drive through the beautiful Tees Valley towards Alston. Before Alston turn off at Garrigill.

From the East:

50 mins south west of Hexham, follow towards Carlisle (A69), turn left just before Haydon Bridge towards Alston (A686 past Langley Castle). At Alston follow to Garrigill (B6277).