8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland visit planner

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

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Berwick upon Tweed

— 3 nights
Visit Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alnmouth Beach and Embleton Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle (in Craster) and Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery (in Alnwick).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Berwick upon Tweed trip itinerary maker website.

Manchester to Berwick upon Tweed is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. August in Berwick upon Tweed sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Holy Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Lindisfarne Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings 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 stroll through 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.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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): stroll through 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.

Things to do in Hexham

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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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.