Alston Local Links - Tourist Information Services
Alston in the North Pennines is surrounded by a unique landscape of moorland, hills and rivers and can claim to be one of England's highest market towns. The town is also a 'Walkers are Welcome' town.
Alston Local Links is one of the nine local links offices in Cumbria which deliver services locally to the community. Local links services are provided through a partnership formed between the county's six district councils, Cumbria County Council, the Lake District National Park, the Police and the Primary Care Trust.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team are here to help you make the most of your visit and can provide you with all you need to know about where to stay, where to eat, plus things to do and how to get here.
Come and see us while you are here and you won't miss a thing!
- Send us an email: AlstonLocalLinks@eden.gov.uk
- Give us a call: 01434 382244
- Send us a fax: 01434 382255
- Call in and see us: Town Hall, Alston, Cumbria CA9 3RF
Winter Opening Times:
|Monday||10am to 5pm|
|Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday||
10am to 3pm
10am to 5pm
10am to 3pm
Christmas Opening Times
CLOSED: 25 December to 28 December and New Year's Day.
Local and regional Information Service
We provide tourist information on what to see and do around Alston and the North Pennines, the Eden Valley, Cumbria, Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, County Durham and Northumberland, including information on public transport and events taking place around the region.
Local Accommodation Finding Service
We offer a local accommodation booking and 'book a bed ahead' service. So if time is short, why not let us do the hard work for you.
What else does Alston Local Links have to offer?
Christmas Cards - Cards for Good causes
A range of Christmas Cards for Good Causes are on sale in the TIC until December 24 (at least 70% of the profit goes to the Charity).
Range of guides, maps and books on sale.
A selection of local guides, maps and books are on sale in the TIC.
Local Fishing Licences
We sell fishing licenses for the local area.
We supply Disability Rights UK National Key Scheme Keys (keys for accessible toilets). This national system offers independent access to disabled people to around 9,000 locked public toilets around the country Disabled toilets are available at Alston Town Hall and Alston Railway Station (during South Tynedale Railway opening hours only).
We have public internet access available.
Access: Wheelchair accessible.