Destination guide

Head to the cosy city of Alston

Come and experience Alston and its culture, art galleries and live music. This city's riverfront, bars and museums attract many visitors, as does its walkable and welcoming location. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Alston

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Alston a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Appleby Golf Club (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Falconry Days (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Carlisle Racecourse (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Alston

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Alston is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lacy's Caves (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • High Force (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Low Force (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Talkin Tarn Country Park (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Mayburgh Henge (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Crag Lough (15.9 mi / 25.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Alston

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 18.8 mi (30.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), which is 33.7 mi (54.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Alston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 351 holiday lettings near Alston. From 154 Houses to 12 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alston for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alston. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,084 holiday lettings
  • Kirkby Stephen Station: 899 holiday lettings
  • Lowther Castle and Gardens: 2,467 holiday lettings
  • Northumberland National Park: 874 holiday lettings
  • Vindolanda: 487 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alston listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Alston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 154 Houses in Alston. Our other popular types of Alston holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 12 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 176 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Alston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.