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    About Alston

    Alston is basically a small town located in Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria. It has gotten the title of the ‘highest market town in England’ at around 1000 feet above sea level with Buxton, Derbyshire. If you are looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Alston, United Kingdom is the right place to rent a home. Situated in the North Pennines, this beautiful town can boast some of the beautiful natural beauty, a rich history, and also thriving community.

    Student Accommodation in Alston

    There are three main different types of student accommodation in Alston. Some of them are mentioned below:

    1. University-managed halls: The university-managed halls are the most famous ones. University halls are generally targeted at the first year or the international students but this is not always the case. While most of the students love their hall experience in the first year, most move on to somewhere new the following year.

    2. Private accommodation: The second kind of property is private student accommodation in Alston, UK. They are privately owned purpose-built accommodations which are made especially for the students. They can offer groups of friends or individuals a wide range of options like an ensuite bedroom in a shared flat, self-contained studios, and also different apartments. This kind of residence generally has on-site amenities like a gym, study spaces, games room, and more.

    3. Shared house: It is another kind of student accommodation that generally has on-site amenities like a gym, study spaces, games room, or public lounge. Generally, students in the second and final year can share the rent of the house which is owned by a private landlord or estate agent.

    Cost of Living in Alston

    Renting a two-bedroom Alston student accommodation in the city costs around £700 per month which is 51% cheaper than the national average of around £1430. It is 82.9% cheaper than the state average of £1280.

    Student Travel Options in Alston

    1. Rail: Alston railway station was formerly the terminus of a branch line from Haltwhistle. The town’s rail link to Haltwhistle was completed in the year 1852 by the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway Company. Students can travel by rail across the city with ease.

    2. Bus: Go North East operates two buses a day between Alston and Haltwhistle. Carlisle and Newcastle can be easily accessed by bus network. There are buses which are traveled within the city as well. You can find bus stops near your accommodation in Alston for students. There are term-time bus services to the Carlisle primarily for the college students.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Alston

    1. Alston Town Hall

    Alston Town Hall is one of the focal points for the community which is a venue for many local social events. It contains a tourist information center and also a public library. The Gothic revival building was commissioned by the locals.

    2. Alston High Mill

    The High Mill in the town of Alston was built in the year 1767 which is a water-driven corn mill by the renowned engineer John Smeaton. Internally there is little left of the original building besides the water wheel as well as the pit wheel. In July 2023, the High Mill and the neighboring factory building were purchased by a private owner.

    3. Market Cross

    Although the town doesn’t hold any particular market it still maintains the legal right. The market cross acts as one of the focal points in the center of town which was constructed in the year 1981 to replace one that was demolished by a wagon in the year 1980.

    4. St. Augustine of Canterbury Church

    Parish Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury was built in the year 1869. Despite being in the city across from the church is in the Diocese of Newcastle rather than the Diocese of Carlisle. The church was completed in the year 1886. The students can easily visit this place when in their free time.

    5. Clarghyll Hall

    Clarghyll Hall is located north of Alston which dates back to the 16th century. It was formerly the home of the Whitfield family and from the year 1847 to the year 1889, the hall was extended and a chapel and study was added. This new wing later got burned down in a fire.

    Universities in Alston

    There are not many universities over here. but this city is connected by railway or bus to many different cities. However, students prefer to stay here for the calmness and budget-friendly student accommodation options in Alston. University of Exeter is one of the universities located in this city.

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