Where to Shop

Sells clothes, accessories, and books, CDs and DVDs, toys, household items including china and glassware and linens and a great selection of wool. The money raised helps to fund the work of Age UK here in Carlisle and Eden. Come in and browse – you're guaranteed a friendly welcome.

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As you walk through the door of this quaint old building into Alston Antique & Vintage Emporium in the centre of the town, you will be met with a vast array of antique and vintage items from many different sellers. You soon discover that although the building looks small from the outside it offers a number of rooms filled with anything and everything from traditional antiques through to vintage clothes and furniture as well as collectables and curios so give yourself plenty of time to browse. The shop is open every day and you can be sure of a friendly welcome when you call in.

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Small pharmacy providing a full and prompt dispensary service, as well as a good range of over-the-counter medicines, toiletries and cosmetics. Happy to provide medical advice if required.

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A Workers' Co-operative supplying wholefoods and delicatessen items. Aims are to support local producers, reduce food miles and support Fair Trade. Local producers include Cumberland Mustard; Moorlands Candles; Shaws Meats; Slacks; Wild and Fruitful, Claire's Handmade, Tarset Valley: Friendly Food and Drink; Caurnie Soaps: Essential Spirit; Mr. Vikki's; Cream o' Galloway: Doddington Dairy; The Watermill; Gilchester Farm; Uncle Roys; Fentimans; Chain Bridge; Nook Farm; Pennine Perennials; Thornby Moor Dairy; Appleby Creamery; Birdoswald, Northumberland Cheese Company.

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A long established family run butchers, producers of award winning “Cumberland Sausage”. All sausages and burgers handmade instore. Locally sourced beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Suppliers to local hotels, pubs, B&B and local events.

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Gallery 1611 houses the ceramic artwork of Syl and Ray Macro, inspired by the ever changing textures and colours of the surrounding landscape. Syl uses a highly original technique of coloured clay assemblage to create panels and vessels. Ray's designs for pierced wall and table lamps are inspired by the individual character and growth patterns of trees. Also on show in the gallery is a wide variety of work by other ceramic artists and potters from the Northern region.

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This long established family run store selling outdoor clothing and equipment from well-known reputable brands. They have a good range of footwear and clothing, including some "Outdoor Clearance" lines, as well as camping equipment, local maps and books. A new range of British made giftware. They pride themselves on excellent service and advice.

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Friendly fruit and veg shop with a good selection of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. Also stocks fresh and frozen fish from North East coast, seasonal plants and flowers, selection of dried pet and animal food. Happy to take orders and deliver locally if required.

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Old fashioned independent hardware shop stocking an excellent range of plumbing, decorating and electrical supplies, as well as tools, household, gardening and haberdashery supplies. Also stock a small range of children's toys, pet items, camping and caravan spares. Additional services include key cutting and 'Rug Doctor' carpet cleaner hire. Pride themselves on good service and supplying customer needs, in a rural environment. Silver Winners of the DIY Week Awards of 2012.

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Set in the heart of England’s highest market town on a steep cobblestone street, Market Cross Alston is a hidden gem offering gifts and home furnishings from around the world. With over 35 years of retail experience, we take pride in sourcing products that are unusual, unique and not normally found in large high street stores.

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