Ashington trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Ashington

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Northumberland  /  Ashington
(650+ reviews from 5 attractions)
Museums Theme Parks Nightlife
Ashington is a town and civil parish in Northumberland England. With a population of around 27,000, measured at 27,764 at the 2011 Census; it was once a centre of the coal mining industry. The town is located some north of Newcastle upon Tyne and west of the A189. The south of the town is bordered by the River Wansbeck. The North Sea coast at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is about 3mi from the town centre.Many inhabitants have a distinctive accent and dialect known as Pitmatic. This varies from the regional dialect known as Geordie.HistoryEarly historyThe name Ashington possibly originates from Essendene which has been referenced since 1170, but may instead have originated from Æsc, a Saxon invader who sailed from Northern Germany to the River Wansbeck and settled in the deep wooded valley near Sheepwash. But it could also have come from "Valley of Ash Trees" - these would have lined the valley and the Saxon word Dene means valley giving the name 'Ash Dene'. In the 1700s all that existed of Ashington was a small farm with a few dwellings around it.The Anglo Saxon theory is the most likely. The suffix "ington" denotes a settlement (usually a farm) belonging to an Anglo Saxon. There are numerous "ington's" nearby that would seem to discount the "Ash tree" theory as well as "Essendene". Examples are: Bedlington, Choppington, Cramlington, Barrington, Whittington, Acklington, Stannington etc.
Add Ashington and other destinations in United Kingdom (UK) to your travel itinerary using our United Kingdom (UK) trip builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Ashington

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ashington

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Ashington:
Nightlife, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, parks, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, shopping, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Northumberland

21 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in England BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Northumberland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Northern England BY A USER FROM VIETNAM July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 54 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Northern England BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in England BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, teens, kids, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans