Around Alston Moor:

There are so many wonderful things to do and places to visit in Alston and around Alston Moor that you may be hard pressed to decide which is your favourite. The SouthTynedale Railway offers a taste of bygone days, as it takes you from Alston station to Slaggyford station and café about 5 miles down the track and is a lovely way to see the countryside.

Near to the railway station The Hub, a local museum, contains old vehicles and lots of artefacts from bygone times.

If shopping is more to your taste you will have ample choices in town, whether you are looking for handmade crafts such as woodworked items and tapestries, books, vintage clothing or antiques. You can watch as one of our local shopkeepers demonstrates the age old craft of hand caning. There are two shops featuring a wonderful selection of unique clothing and unusual gifts, two antique glass shops and an exceptional ceramic studio/shop. There is also a really good healthfood shop located in the centre of Alston.

Killhope Mine is only 10 miles from town, and is not to be missed. Tour the mining museum, and learn about the day to day life of the miners who contributed so much to Alston Moor’s history.

High Force is England’s largest waterfall and is located in the beautiful Tees Valley about fifteen miles from Alston.

If you like to walk, take photographs, hunt for minerals or express your artistic talent, there are countless paths and walks to explore, each offering a view and atmosphere more beautiful than the next. After a day of exploration, Alston’s pubs and restaurants offer a wide range of fare to suit all tastes so you are sure to enjoy your experience with us

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