12 days in Northumberland Itinerary

12 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland trip itinerary planner
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Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Hexham
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Holy Island
— 3 nights


Hexham — 3 nights

Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. Venture out of the city with trips to National Trust Wallington (in Morpeth), Kielder (Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, Kielder Observatory, &more) and Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (in Belsay). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Falconry Days, contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, and don't miss a visit to Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hexham day trip planning site.

Miami, USA to Hexham is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Miami in April: high temperatures in Hexham hover around 52°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Alnwick.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Alnwick — 4 nights

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Alnwick is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, stop by Barter Books, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at St Aiden Beach.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Alnwick trip planning website.

Getting from Hexham to Alnwick by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Holy Island.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Holy Island — 3 nights

On the 23rd (Thu), take in the views from Royal Border Bridge, stroll through Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and finally stroll through Ross Back Sands Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Elizabethan Town Walls, then stop by Chain Bridge Honey Farm, and finally make a trip to Lady Waterford Hall.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Holy Island trip maker website.

Drive from Alnwick to Holy Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Holy Island can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Northumberland travel guide

Castles · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
Famous for its unspoiled natural beauty, Northumberland is considered one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in the entire UK. The region is best explored by car, on the county's well-maintained and very quiet roads. Visitors to the area often report driving distances of over 100 km (70 mi) and meeting only a dozen other cars. In a country so modernized and populous, it's hard to imagine such an undiscovered area of wilderness and tranquility. As you drive over the rugged landscape, only a few houses and some secluded villages dot the horizon. With a mere hour separating it from the Scottish capital, it has a distinctly Scottish feel.