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Alston Local Links - Tourist Information Services

Alston in the North Pennines is surrounded by a unique landscapeAlston Local Links of moorland, hills and rivers.  Alston can claim to be one of England's highest market towns. 

Alston Local Links is one of the local links offices in Cumbria which deliver services locally to the community. Local links services were established 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!

Opening times (from 4th March 2024)

  • Monday to Saturday: 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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.  Plus information on the Eden Valley, Cumbria, the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, County Durham and Northumberland. This includes 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 to Tourist Information Centre: Wheelchair accessible.


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.

Public toilets are available at Alston Town Hall and Alston Railway Station (during South Tynedale Railway opening hours only).