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20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast of Cumbria, is Alston, a great place to delve a little deeper into this fabulous region. This popular destination is approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Newcastle International Airport.

Many of Cumbria’s attractions can be found within easy reach of Alston, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. The Long Meg and Her Daughters and the Roman Army Museum are amongst the popular places to visit. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit Thirlwall Castle and Vindolanda.

There are plenty of unique cultural attractions in and around Alston. Explore, admire and become intrigued in the variety of museums such as the Killhope Lead Mining Museum in Bishop Auckland.

To surround yourself with nature, plan a trip to some of the nearby green spaces. These are great places to breathe deeply and relax. If you are looking for somewhere to recharge your batteries, paddle about in a boat or enjoy the gentle lapping of water head to Crag Lough in Hexham.

Spots such as Rheged in Penrith, Appleby Castle in Appleby-in-Westmorland and Hexham Abbey in Hexham are well worth visiting during your time in the Alston area,. Brush up on Cumbria’s history by visiting the Housesteads Roman Fort in Hexham, the Lowther Castle and Gardens in Penrith and the Great Chesters Fort.

To browse through stores and buy some souvenirs, set out to visit the Hexham Market Place in Hexham.

Sports fanatics vacationing in Alston should get tickets for nearby Brunton Park, Carlisle to see the Carlisle United FC playing visiting rivals. On match days the stadium becomes a sea of blue and white, as local soccer lovers gather to get behind their home-grown heroes.

When you’re ready to relax after enjoying the many charms of Alston, check in to one of the area's range of short and long stay accommodation options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the De Vere Hotel Slaley Hall, Hexham, the North Lakes Hotel And Spa, Penrith, and the George Hotel, Penrith.

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