High up in the Northern Pennines, nestled in the beautiful and bleak Alston Moor, lies Alston. At 1,000 feet above sea level, Alston is the highest market town in England and, with nearly 20 miles to the nearest town, one of the most remote. Visitors can explore the Epiacum Roman Fort northwest of the town, or learn about recent history at Nenthead Mines. Mining is now abandoned in the area and the moorland has become a go-to spot for bird-watchers where they can hope to spot rare moorland birds amidst the delicate alpine flora.
At Dog-Friendly Cottages, we know that your holiday isn't complete without the company of your dog. Our wide selection of cottages across the UK is all chosen specifically to make you and your dog comfortable and allow you to explore the surrounding area together. Whether you're looking for a charming country cottage for two, an isolated lodge to indulge in some me-time, or a house suitable for the whole family, we have something to suit you.
With its remote location, Alston is the perfect place to get away from the everyday for a while, with a landscape both beautiful and fascinating to explore with your pet by your side.
Best dog-friendly locations in the Lake District
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