12 days in Northumberland Itinerary

12 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland itinerary planner

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

— 3 nights
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 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Alnwick: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Holy Island

— 4 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holy Island: Flodden (in Cornhill on Tweed) and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses).

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 19°C and lows of 11°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Hexham

— 4 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. Explore hidden gems such as Chesters Roman Fort and Falconry Days. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: Kielder (Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, Landal Kielder Waterside, &more), Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (in Belsay) and Morpeth (National Trust Wallington & Whitehouse Farm Centre). There's much more to do: hike along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, sample the tasty concoctions at Pele Tower Pub, contemplate the long history of Blanchland Abbey, and take an in-depth tour of Wylam Railway Museum.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Hexham online road trip planner.

You can drive from Holy Island to Hexham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Northumberland travel guide

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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.