Things to see and do around Garrigill

A traditional English village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Garrigill sits on the crossroads of the Pennine Way and C2C,cycle route.

Photo of Garrigill Village

Garrigill Village

Garrigill’s Wikipedia entry.

South Tynedale Railway operates between Alston and Kirkhaugh, and is England’s highest narrow gauge railway. Also tea rooms and shop.

St John’s swimming pool is available for swimming or a sauna, situated right in the heart of Garrigill.

Photo of Ashgill Falls, Garrigill

Ashgill Fall, near Garrigill

Ashgill Falls – Not far from Garrigill lies the spectacular waterfall at Ashgill. Well worth a visit, you can walk behind the wall of water for a spectacular view from within!

Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre One of the highest villages in England and also one of the most important lead mining centres of its time, there is an excellent visitor centre in the village.

Alston – this nearby market town is home to a wide variety of specialist shops and art galleries as well as being the setting for a recent TV production of Oliver Twist

The Village Bakery – the famous organic bakery boasting a newly refurbished restaurant, a gallery and shop for you to buy their delicious wares.

The Pennine Pottery – a short distance from Alston you can see the potter at work, buy pots and take tea in the tea room.