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Where is Alston?

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.

COVID-19: Alston coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Cumbria case numbers. This Alston coronavirus map shows the position of Alston within Cumbria, along with the number of cases in Cumbria and each of the surrounding areas.

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Map showing extent of Alston as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Alston
Map showing location of Alston within the UK
Location of Alston within the UK

Which county is Alston in?

Alston is in the ceremonial county of Cumbria, the historic county of Cumberland, and the administrative county of Cumbria.

Ceremonial CountyCumbria
Historic CountyCumberland
Administrative CountyCumbria

Where is Alston in Cumbria?

Alston is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Cumbria, and towards the easternmost extremity of Cumbria.

Map showing location of Alston within Cumbria
Location of Alston within Cumbria

What is the postcode for Alston?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Alston is CA9 3HU.

Where is Alston in CA9?

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.

Map showing location of Alston within CA9
Location of Alston within CA9

What is the post town for Alston?

The post town for Alston is Alston. Alston is in the CA9 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Alston.

What is the latitude and longitude of Alston?

The centre of Alston is located at position 54.8125° latitude and -2.44138° longitude.

Latitude54.8125°
Longitude-2.44138°

What is the easting and northing of Alston?

The centre of Alston is located at the grid reference easting 371731 and northing 546494 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting371731
Northing546494

What are the nearest towns to Alston?

Position of Alston relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Alston to the centre of the town.

south
11m
Alston is 11 miles south of Haltwhistle
south-east
15m
Alston is 15 miles south-east of Brampton
north-east
16m
Alston is 16 miles north-east of Penrith
north
16m
Alston is 16 miles north of Appleby-in-Westmorland
south-west
17m
Alston is 17 miles south-west of Hexham
west
18m
Alston is 18 miles west of Stanhope
south-west
20m
Alston is 20 miles south-west of Corbridge
west
23m
Alston is 23 miles west of Wolsingham
north
24m
Alston is 24 miles north of Kirkby Stephen
west
24m
Alston is 24 miles west of Consett

What are the nearest cities to Alston?

Position of Alston relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Alston to the centre of the city.

east
20m
Alston is 20 miles east of Carlisle
west
34m
Alston is 34 miles west of Durham
west
35m
Alston is 35 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne
west
43m
Alston is 43 miles west of Sunderland
north
55m
Alston is 55 miles north of Lancaster
north-west
60m
Alston is 60 miles north-west of Ripon
north
73m
Alston is 73 miles north of Preston
north
76m
Alston is 76 miles north of Bradford
north-west
79m
Alston is 79 miles north-west of Leeds
north-west
80m
Alston is 80 miles north-west of York

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