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Attractions near Alston
South Tynedale Railway (< 1 Mile)*
Buy your ticket in the restored Victorian station building for a leisurely ride through the beautiful scenery of the South Tyne valley. The trains are hauled by preserved steam and diesel engines from Britain and abroad.
Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (13 Miles)*
Acorn Bank is a delightful sheltered garden, renowned for its herbs and orchards growing old English fruit varieties.
Talkin Tarn Country Park (13 Miles)*
A glacial lake nestling beneath the fells of the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Birdoswald Roman Fort (13 Miles)*
Visit the fascinating hands-on interactive visitor centre and remains of the Roman fort where you become part of Birdoswald's 2000 years of history.
Housesteads Roman Fort (14 Miles)*
Housesteads claim to fame is that it is the most complete example of any Roman fort remaining in Britain.
Hexham Racecourse (15 Miles)*
Perched on Yarridge Heights high above the historic market town, Hexham Racecourse has been the home of National Hunt racing in Northumberland for well over a century. It is now Northumberland's only racecourse.
Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens (19 Miles)*
Behind the impressive pink ashlar façade lies the real surprise of Dalemain - its sheer variety. The history of the house stretches from Saxon times to early Georgian and has been in the same family since 1679
* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

Towns near Alston
Gamblesby (8 Miles)*
Ousby (9 Miles)*
The sprawling Cumbrian Parish of Ousby lies in the North East of the County some ten miles to the East of the market town of Penrith and on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Wear Head (9 Miles)*
Allendale Town (10 Miles)*
Greenhead (11 Miles)*
The small community of Greenhead has been at the centre of human activity for thousands of years. It stands on the Tipalt Burn, a tributary of the River South Tyne
Bardon Mill (11 Miles)*
Skirwith (11 Miles)*
Skirwith is a beautiful village, especially in the summer. Tucked away in the countryside, just outside the Lake District and so it's close to a whole world of magnificent mountain and lake walks.
* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

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