Alston is located in the county of Cumbria, North West England, 11 miles south of the town of Haltwhistle, 20 miles east of the major city of Carlisle, 84 miles south of Edinburgh, 232 miles north of Cardiff, and 247 miles north-west of London. Alston lies roughly one mile south-west of the Northumberland border, and was historically in the county of Cumberland. Alston falls within the district council of Eden, under the county council of Cumbria. It is in the CA9 postcode district. The post town for Alston is Alston.
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Alston is in the ceremonial county of Cumbria, the historic county of Cumberland, and the administrative county of Cumbria.
Alston is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Cumbria, and towards the easternmost extremity of Cumbria.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Alston is CA9 3HU.
Alston is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the CA9 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the CA9 postcode district.
The post town for Alston is Alston. Alston is in the CA9 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Alston.
The centre of Alston is located at position 54.8125° latitude and -2.44138° longitude.
The centre of Alston is located at the grid reference easting 371731 and northing 546494 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Alston relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Alston to the centre of the town.
Position of Alston relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Alston to the centre of the city.