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Things to do

Below you will find a taster of things to do during your stay with us at Howburn Holiday Cottages. 

You will find the property is a good base for exploring the region. The are a good number of historic towns to visit nearby including Hexham (40 minutes), Penrith (30 minutes), Brampton (30 minutes), Carlisle (50 minutes), Barnard Castle (55 minutes), and Keswick (60 minutes). Slightly further afield are Gateshead (75 minutes), plus Newcastle and Durham, which are both around 80 minutes away.

Walking

Walking
The North Pennines has a vast rights of way network, from the Pennine Way National Trail, which is available from the front door, to numerous circular walks and large areas of open access land making it a great place to go for a walk. If you are into walking you'll love the many opportunities that the North Pennines offers!

Cycling

Cycling
Whether you are a road cyclist or a mnountain biker you will love riding in the north Pennines. The infamous Hartside pass which climbs to over 1900 feet is closeby, as is the Coast 2 Coast cycle route. Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell are ringed by a network of high-level bridleway for mountain bikers to enjoy.

Fishing

Fishing
Alston Angling Association beats cover almost eleven miles of the Upper South Tyne salmon and sea trout fishings. The Upper South Tyne flows through an AONB, with a variety of pools and runs, fast rushing in places, with deep holding pools and nice fly water in others.

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Golf

Golf
Alston Moor Golf Club is only a handful of miles away from the cottage. It is the highest golf course in England and 3rd highest in the United Kingdom. At 1476 feet above sea level the course offers spectacular views of the North Pennines. It is an 18 hole, par 70 course and visitors are welcome to pay and play.

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Nenthead Mines

Nenthead Mines
The conserved buildings on the site include a small museum and interpretation display and there is a network of paths and trackways. Carrs Mine is an old lead and zinc mine which is open to visitors on special days. Guided trips into the mine are arranged on Open Days.

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The hub

The hub
The Hub is the ultimate visitor experience, encompassing the history of Alston Moor as depicted through an amazing collection of vintage vehicles, photographs and memorobilia, loaned or given by local people.

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South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway
Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful South Tyne valley from Alston station. Travel to Kirkhaugh, Lintley Halt and back on one of our trains hauled by vintage steam or diesel locomotives through lovely Pennine scenery – catch sight of deer, look out for soaring birds of prey, you may even glimpse a red squirrel

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Epiacum Roman Fort

Epiacum Roman Fort
Described as 'the best preserved fort in the Roman empire,' (Stewart Ainsworth from TV's 'Time Team'). The site of the fort is open to visitors, and is easily reached from Whitlow Farm (near Alston). Alternatively, it can be reached from the Pennine Way, which passes alongside it.

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Contact Us

01434 382846
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Key Features

  • Luxury accommodation for 2 people
  • Peaceful rural location
  • Ideal location for walking & cycling
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome
  • Mature Garden
  • Family business
  • Owners live nearby
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Sky TV
  • Washer dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Weclome pack on arrival