32 days in Northumberland Itinerary

32 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland trip planner
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Holy Island
— 7 nights
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Hexham
— 11 nights
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Alnwick
— 13 nights
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Holy Island — 7 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holy Island: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Flodden (in Cornhill on Tweed) and Berwick upon Tweed (Paxton House & Union Bridge, Horncliffe).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Holy Island itinerary planner.

Edinburgh to Holy Island is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hexham.
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Hexham — 11 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. Get out of town with these interesting Hexham side-trips: Kielder (Osprey Watch, Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, &more), Belsay (Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Bolam Lake Country Park, &more) and Morpeth (National Trust Wallington, Whitehouse Farm Centre, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Falconry Days, get outside with Allout Adventures, steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hexham tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Hexham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hexham can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Alnwick.
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Alnwick — 13 nights

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Explore Alnwick's surroundings by going to Budle Bay (in Waren Mill), Cheviot Hills (in Wooler) and Rothbury (Tosson Lime Kiln & Caistron Trout Fishery). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, look for gifts at Barter Books, admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, and stroll through Alnmouth Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick trip planner.

You can drive from Hexham to Alnwick in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
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Northumberland travel guide

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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.
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