Local Links

There are lots of great places to stay on Alston Moor. Here are some of the closest to St Johns Pool and Garrigill. There are many others, but we can’t fit them all in here!

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St John’s Cottage
St John's Cottage, Garrigill, nr Alston, Cumbria

St John’s Cottage is a beautiful cottage adjacent to the pool. Why not book a short break at the cottage and take full advantage of the pool facilities during your visit?

RockHouse Estate
RockHouse Estate

RockHouse Estate has 100 acres of stunning landscape between Alston and Nenthead with 5 holiday cottages for hire. The cottages range in size from a cosy cottage for 2 people up to a large farmhouse for 14 people.

Garrigill Post Office

Ideally situated in the centre of Garrigill and overlooking the village green, Garrigill Post Office Guest House aims to offer you excellent value for money whilst still giving the service and hospitality for which it has become renowned.

Ennerdale House – Garrigill

Ideal for holidays, this stone built farmhouse, built around 200 years ago, has outstanding views over the north Pennines, its own garden, parking and many original features such as stone flag floors, beams and an original Victorian fireplace. It is very well equipped with central heating, two open fires and TV.

Windy Hall Farm

Set within 2.5 acres this delightful semi-detached holiday cottage commands panoramic rural views across the north Pennines and offers holiday accommodation to a superb standard. It enjoys a cosy woodburner and both bedrooms are en-suite.

The Miners Arms Nenthead
Miners Arms

IN THE HEART OF THE NORTH OF ENGLAND you will find The Miners Arms set within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Easy reach of Carlisle, Durham, Hexham & Newcastle, the Lake District, North Pennines and Hadrians Wall.

The Cumberland Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel Alston

The Cumberland Hotel offers you a warm welcome deep in the heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within easy reach of the Lake District National Park, Northumberland National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

West Nattrass B&B And Tea Rooms
West Nattrass

West Nattrass is our small country B&B located near Alston in Cumbria in the heart of the North Pennines.

We are in a perfect position to explore the North of England & the Scottish Borders with the Lake District and the Roman Wall just a short distance away.

Shepherds Inn Melmerby
Shepherds Inn Melmerby

The Shepherds Inn nestles at the foot of the Pennine fells – on the edge of Melmerby village green – at the heart of community life and appealing to lovers of real ale, locally sourced food, and to tourists, holiday-makers, walkers, hikers, cyclists car and bike enthusiasts.

Dog Friendly Cottages – Gamblesby
Shepherds Inn Melmerby

Stay in one of our lovely self catering dog-friendly holiday cottages in the village of Gamblesby in Cumbria. Gamblesby is a tranquil, picturesque, unspoilt village located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the edge of The Lake District National Park.


 Stuck for Somthing to do?



South Tynedale Railway

One of the oldest running steam railways in the country, south tynedale railway offers a fun activity for kids of all ages (yes even the big ones!)




Alston Moor Golf Course

The highest golf course in england! Alstons 18 hole golf course is situated in 132acres of parkland ideal for the golfer who like to play the game at there own pace!



Nenthead Mines

Situated a few miles from alston is Nenthead mines. This offers the perfect day out for any family. why not head down for an interactive tour of the mines and see if you can pick up and lead or zinc down there on the way!



Killhope Mines

Killhope is a short 20minute drive away from Alston. Killhope is an award winning 19th century mining museum famous for its working water wheel! You can tour the undergorund mines, explore the woodland grounds and then relax with a coffee in there newly referbished cafe!



Yadmoss Ski Slopes

Perfect for those who are a bit more adventurous! Yad moss 7 miles south of Alston and perfect for those who want to enjoy some extreme sport in the winter!