12 days in Northumberland Itinerary

12 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland itinerary planner

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Route & dates

1
Alnwick
— 3 nights
2
Holy Island
— 4 nights
3
Hexham
— 4 nights

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Howick Hall Gardens and Low Newton by the Sea Beach. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, explore the activities along Embleton Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Warkworth Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alnwick online trip planner.

London to Alnwick is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Alnwick: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amble, Bamburgh Castle, Church of the Holy Trinity, Beadnell Bay Beach, Cragside House and Gardens
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Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Howick Hall Gardens ©
Howick Hall Gardens
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay

4
nights
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and St Aiden Beach. Take a break from Holy Island with a short trip to Flodden in Cornhill on Tweed, about 34 minutes away.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Holy Island vacation maker app.

You can drive from Alnwick to Holy Island in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Holy Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Bamburgh, Etal Castle, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Flodden
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St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve ©
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve
The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin ©
The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

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Hexham

Hexham ©
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. Explore hidden gems such as Chesters Roman Fort and Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: Kielder (Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, Kielder Waterside, &more), Morpeth (National Trust Wallington & Whitehouse Farm Centre) and Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (in Belsay). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Falconry Days, contemplate the long history of Hexham Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Wylam Railway Museum, and delve into the distant past at Corbridge Roman Town.

Plan my day in Hexham using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Holy Island to Hexham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Hexham can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kielder, Morpeth, Corbridge, Blanchland Abbey, Wylam Railway Museum
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Falconry Days ©
Falconry Days
Chesters Roman Fort ©
Chesters Roman Fort
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre ©
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre