5 days in Northumberland & Carlisle Itinerary

5 days in Northumberland & Carlisle Itinerary

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Berwick upon Tweed
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Holy Island
— 1 night
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Bamburgh
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Wooler
— 1 night
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Alnwick
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Kielder
— 1 night
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Carlisle
— 1 night
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Berwick upon Tweed

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a tour by water with Eyemouth Rib Trips and then stroll through Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre.

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Glasgow to Berwick upon Tweed is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Holy Island.

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Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Holy Island

— 1 night
On the 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin.

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Holy Island is just a short distance from Berwick upon Tweed. In August in Holy Island, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Bamburgh.

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Bamburgh

Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. On the 25th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bamburgh travel route tool.

Bamburgh is very close to Holy Island. In August, daily temperatures in Bamburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wooler.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Wooler

— 1 night
Wooler is a small town in Northumberland, England. To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wooler vacation site.

Wooler is very close to Bamburgh. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Alnwick.

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Alnwick

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 26th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden and then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Alnwick online travel route planner.

Alnwick is very close to Wooler. August in Alnwick sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kielder.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks
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Kielder

— 1 night
Kielder Village is a small, remote village in western Northumberland, England. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head outdoors with The Bike Place in Kielder Ltd and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre.

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Drive from Alnwick to Kielder in 1.5 hours. August in Kielder sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carlisle.

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Carlisle

— 1 night
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. On the 27th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral.

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Drive from Kielder to Carlisle in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kielder in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Carlisle, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Carlisle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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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.