The centre of this charming village has a range of pretty cafés, gift shops and traditional pubs. There is also a popular, well stocked garden centre. The historic church of St Michael’s and All Angels Church are both situated in the centre of the village known as the ‘The Square’. Walks by the River Caldew are accessible from the village and you will see a mix of bird life. Dalston hosts a fabulous agricultural show which is usually held in August.
Less than two miles away, Rose Castle is the palace of the Bishops of Carlisle, and although not open to the public, may be viewed from the nearby road, or the public footpath from Rosebank to Raughtonhead. Although the castle looks Victorian, many parts of the building date from several earlier centuries, the oldest being the pele tower – Strickland’s Tower, of 1340.