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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.

Alston Local Links situated in Alston Town Hall provides library, tourist information and access to Council services. In 2009 the staff won 'Tourism team of the year' at the Cumbria Tourism Awards.

The friendly and knowledgeable team can 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 local travel information.

Come and visit the centre while you are here and you won't miss a thing!

Winter Opening:

Day Time


10am to 5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday*

10am to 3pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 3pm


 * Closes for lunch 12.30 to 1pm, Monday to Friday


Christmas and New Year Opening:

Alston Local Links will close at 1pm on Monday 24 December and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019.


Contact Alston Local Links:


Main Services

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.

Range of guides, maps and books on sale

A selection of local guides, maps and books are on sale.

Local Fishing Licences

Fishing licenses are on sale for the local area.

Internet Access

Public internet access is available.  Access: Wheelchair accessible.


Card for Good Causes Christmas Cards

Alston Local Links is again selling a range of the Cards for Good Causes Christmas cards. At least 70p in every £1 goes to charity.

Other services:

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).