House Prices in Alston

Alston is a small town in Cumbria, England on the River South Tyne. It shares the title of the 'highest market town in England', at about 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, with Buxton, Derbyshire. Despite being at such an altitude and in remote location the town is easily accessible via the many roads which link the town to Weardale valley, Hartside Pass (and towns in Cumbria such as Penrith) as well as the Tyne valley. Historically part of Cumberland, Alston lies within the North Pennines, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by beautiful views of the surrounding fells and the South Tyne Valley.Alston lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, more than 15 miles (24 km) from the nearest town, and is surrounded by moorland.

Valuations in Alston

The most expensive recorded transaction in Alston was £624,990 on 29 April 2005. The most recent recorded sale in Alston was £157,000 on 25 August 2016. Properties in Alston have an average price of £114,694 over the last 3 years.

Average property price


+62% since 2017
+59% since 2016

Average selling prices in last 12 months by types

Schools in Alston

Alston has 3 schools with capacities ranging from 161 to 235. There are a number of schools that cater for special educational needs. There is a mix of Foundation School, Community School, EY Setting in the area.

Top 5 schools in Alston (by capacity)

  • Samuel King's School


    Pupils aged 11 to 16 attend this Mixed Foundation School. The school enrols 235 students.

  • Alston Primary School


    A Mixed Community School for pupils aged 4 to 11 years. The schools has a capacity of 161 pupils.

  • Alston Pre-School Playgroup

    Pupils aged to attend this EY Setting. The school enrols students.

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