45 days in Northumberland Itinerary

45 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Hexham
— 12 nights
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Holy Island
— 15 nights
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Alnwick
— 17 nights
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Hexham

— 12 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: Kielder (Landal Kielder Waterside, Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, &more), West Woodburn (Mary Ann Rogers Gallery & Slate & Nature) and Cawfields Roman Wall (in Haltwhistle). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, get outside with Allout Adventures, and engage your brain at Museum of Classic Sci-Fi.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hexham journey planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Hexham is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hexham can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Holy Island

— 15 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Holy Island: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Norham Castle (in Norham) and Berwick upon Tweed (Paxton House, Union Bridge, Horncliffe, &more).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Holy Island trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hexham to Holy Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Alnwick

— 17 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Change things up with these side-trips from Alnwick: Budle Bay (in Waren Mill), Rothbury (Tosson Lime Kiln & Caistron Trout Fishery) and Spittal Beach (in Spittal). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, kick back and relax at Low Newton by the Sea Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Embleton Bay.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Alnwick trip planner.

Getting from Holy Island to Alnwick by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 30:

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.