8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Berwick upon Tweed
— 3 nights
Drive
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Holy Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hexham
— 2 nights
Drive

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Berwick upon Tweed — 3 nights

You'll get in some beach time at Alnmouth Beach and Cocklawburn Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard and Town Hall and Town Gaol Berwick upon Tweed. Change things up with these side-trips from Berwick upon Tweed: Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden, Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, &more), National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle (in Craster) and Embleton Bay (in Embleton).

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Manchester to Berwick upon Tweed is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Berwick upon Tweed are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Holy Island.
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Holy Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Lindisfarne Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Belford Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ross Back Sands Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburgh Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St Aiden Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Holy Island trip planner.

Holy Island is just a stone's throw from Berwick upon Tweed. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hexham.
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Hexham — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, admire the sheer force of Hareshaw Linn, and then get outside with The Bike Place in Kielder Ltd. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Aydon Castle, then steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hexham day trip planning website.

You can drive from Holy Island to Hexham in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hexham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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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