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in the county of Cumbria

Nent Valley, Nenthead, Cumbria.
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About Nenthead

Nestling beside the sparkling River Nent, Nenthead lies on Alston Moor, in a lonely remote North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between the pleasant market town of Alston and the Killhope lead mining museum.

The village is at the centre of a region favoured by walkers, cyclists, ramblers and hikers. It is also ideal as a centre for touring by motor car with many famous tourist attractions on its doorstep, such as Hadrian's Wall and lovely Kielder Water and Forest. Alston Moor, itself a hauntingly beautiful place, shows scattered reminders of the regions mining heritage. There is plenty to do in the area, the story of Cumbria's mining history is vividly portrayed in the local Nenthead and Killhope lead mining museums and there is the thrill of a trip on the South Tynside Steam Heritage Railway which leaves from Alston and meanders in leisurely fashion through miles of rolling, scenic countryside.

Nenthead is one of the highest villages in England, from almost every corner there are fantastic views with the village being an attractive mix of typical Cumbrian cottages lining its hillside streets and lanes. A delightful, much photographed focal point, is the colourful village water fountain. Visitors to Nenthead will find two pubs, shops, restaurants, various other places for refreshment and a range of holiday accommodation including a camping field.

The village is around one hours drive from Penrith, Hexham, Carlisle and Newcastle, it is also within easy reach of all the major attractions of the Lake District National Park.

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Alston, Cumbria

Alston (32 Pictures)

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Killhope Lead Mining Museum high in Upper Weardale. A desolate but magical place.

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(2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction E)

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(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction N)

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Blanchland Abbey, Northumberland

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(12.3 miles, 19.9 km, direction E)

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Wayside in Alston, Cumbria, England


Alston, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Set in Alston, this holiday home is located 49 km from Durham. The property features views of the garden and is 40 km from Carlisle. The kitchen has an oven, a toaster and a refrigerator and there is...
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Wellhope Gill Cottage in Nenthead, Cumbria, England

Wellhope Gill Cottage

Nenthead, Cumbria, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Wellhope Gill Cottage is a holiday home located in Nenthead, 49 km from Durham. The property boasts views of the garden and is 41 km from Carlisle. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher and an oven...
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High Windy Cottage in Garrigill, Cumbria, England

High Windy Cottage

Garrigill, Cumbria, England (2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction SW)
High Windy Cottage is a holiday home with a garden, set in Garrigill in the Cumbria Region. The property boasts views of the garden and is 38 km from Carlisle....
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Cobblestones in Alston, Cumbria, England


Alston, Cumbria, England (2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction NW)
Located in Alston, this holiday home is situated 37 km from Carlisle. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The kitchen comes with a dishwasher and an oven ...
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Hill Top - Killhope in Lanehead, County Durham, England

Hill Top - Killhope

Lanehead, County Durham, England (2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction E)
Hill Top offers bed and breakfast accommodation high in the Durham Dales. Dating back to the 1700s, this rustic farmer’s building now houses modern rooms with free parking and Wi-Fi....
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Hill Top Cottage - Killhope in Lanehead, County Durham, England

Hill Top Cottage - Killhope

Lanehead, County Durham, England (2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction E)
Hill Top Cottage – Killhope is a rural, stone-clad cottage set on a hilltop next to Weardale Forest, in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This charming property opens onto a gar...
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The Field Barn in Alston, Cumbria, England

The Field Barn

Alston, Cumbria, England (2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction NW)
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Nearby travel help

Bardon Mill Station(13.1 miles, 21.1 km, direction N)
Haltwhistle Station(13.4 miles, 21.6 km, direction N)
M6 Junction 40(19.1 miles, 30.7 km, direction SW)
M6 Junction 41(19.2 miles, 30.8 km, direction W)
Newcastle International Airport(31.0 miles, 49.9 km, direction NE)
Teesside International Airport(41.3 miles, 66.4 km, direction SE)
Nenthead to London(244.7 miles, 393.7 km, direction SE)