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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Alston, Cumbria

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Alston shares the title of the ‘highest market town in England’ at about 1,000 feet above sea level with Buxton, Derbyshire. The town lies within the North Pennines, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. When you visit Alston, Cumbria, Walkfo brings Alston, Cumbria places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Alston, Cumbria Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Alston, Cumbria

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With 6 audio plaques & Alston, Cumbria places for you to explore in the Alston, Cumbria area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Alston, Cumbria places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Alston, Cumbria history

Early settlements

Evidence of Roman activity in the area comes from the earth ramparts of Whitley Castle, thought to be the Roman fort (Castra) of Epiacum. The fort lies on the Maiden Way Roman road which runs north from Kirkby Thore (Bravoniacum) to Carvoran (Magnae) on Hadrian’s Wall.


Alston, Cumbria Sovereignty photo

In the 10th century, Alston Moor was part of the Liberty of Tynedale, an estate of the Scottish Kings within England. In 1085, the Barons de Veteriponte became the first recorded Lords of the Manor; they held the moor on behalf of the kings of Scotland. In 1296 John de Balliol, the king of Scotland, invaded the North of England; as a result Edward I moved to reclaim the Scottish estates. The area was taken under direct control of the English crown where it remains.


Historically the area has been mined for lead, silver, zinc, coal and fluorspar. Roman fort of Whitley Castle (Epiacum) may in part have been sited to control and protect the lead mines there.

Alston, Cumbria geography / climate

Alston, Cumbria Geography photo

Alston lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town lies on the confluence of the River South Tyne and the River Nent. The landscape of the area is rich in minerals, in particular lead deposits, and the landscape has been heavily influenced by the effects of mining over the centuries.

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Visit Alston, Cumbria PlacesYou can visit Alston, Cumbria places with Walkfo Alston, Cumbria to hear history at Alston, Cumbria’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Alston, Cumbria has 6 places to visit in our interactive Alston, Cumbria map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Alston, Cumbria, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Alston, Cumbria places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Alston, Cumbria & the surrounding areas.

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Best Alston, Cumbria places to visit

Alston, Cumbria has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Alston, Cumbria’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Alston, Cumbria’s information audio spots:


Visit Alston, Cumbria plaques

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Alston, Cumbria has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Alston, Cumbria plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Alston, Cumbria using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Alston, Cumbria plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.