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: Cawfields Roman Wall (in Haltwhistle), West Woodburn (Mary Ann Rogers Gallery & Slate & Nature) and Kielder (Landal Kielder Waterside, Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Falconry Days, explore the striking landscape of Northumberland National Park, get outside with Allout Adventures, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpaca Encounters.

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.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Holy Island — 15 nights

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

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.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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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: Spittal Beach (in Spittal), Rothbury (Tosson Lime Kiln & Caistron Trout Fishery) and Budle Bay (in Waren Mill). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Howick Hall Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden.

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.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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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.