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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Alston?
If your trip to Alston is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.If you think there’s nothing as exciting as discovering new places, drop by Nenthead Mines. Killhope Lead Mining Museum is another worthwhile attraction to look into.
What are the best road trip destinations near Alston?
If you’re looking for day trips around Alston, you certainly won’t be let down! Fleswick Bay, just 50 miles away, offers some fantastic sights that’ll keep you on the go. Looking for an excuse to check it out? The Beacon and The Rum Story ought to do nicely. If you need any more persuading, also consider North Beach.
What kind of rental car should I get for Alston?
No other mode of transportation can give you convenience and flexibility like your own car. Whatever the reason for your trip to Alston, has a great selection of vehicles for you to pick from. Spending a weekend in the city with your partner? Turn up the romance by renting a convertible. Loads of fun to drive and super easy to park, you’ll adore sitting side by side in one of these little rides. A full-size SUV is a good choice for large families. There’s enough room for everyone and you can venture wherever you want, whenever you want. If you’re on a business trip, a premium car will transport you from your hotel to those important meetings in comfort and style.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Alston?
For some of us, owning a luxury vehicle may be somewhat out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams is far more achievable than you might think! Imagine the thrill of rolling into town in a swish convertible, even if it’s only for a day or two. Or perhaps all you’re chasing is a reliable set of wheels to get you safely from A to B. Flashy or frugal? Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a rental car to suit you in Alston.
What side of the road do they drive on in Alston?
The left-hand side of the road is where you’ll be driving along in Alston. Take note that the controls of your rental vehicle here, like the steering wheel, will be on the opposite side of what you’re used to.
Is it difficult to park in Alston?
Nabbing a parking space in Alston is relatively easy. Of course, it depends on the time and place — it could be tricky parking in the very center during busier periods.
Does Alston have peak-hour traffic?
As with many destinations, roads get busy just before and after work during the week. However, with a population of roughly 1,100, traffic isn’t much of an issue in Alston.
Are there speed limits in Alston?
The residential areas in Alston have a 30mph speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits normally range between 30mph and 70mph.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Cumbria?
Generally, your rental car company will charge the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Otherwise, they may share your contact details with the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Alston?
As is the case in many places, regular cell phone usage is not permitted while driving in Alston. However, there is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Alston?
While driving in Alston, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a glass or two of wine while you’re out? Consider using a ride-sharing service or taking a taxi.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Alston?
No, it’s not. In Alston, red means stop, with no exceptions. When nearing traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Are seat belts compulsory in Cumbria?
Yes, so buckle up. However, there are some exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation systems.