8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: North Berwick, Scotland
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Holy Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hexham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: North Berwick, Scotland

1
night
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Belford Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ross Back Sands Beach. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, and finally step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Holy Island online itinerary builder.

North Berwick to Holy Island is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Belford Museum, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ross Back Sands Beach
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Ross Back Sands Beach ©
Ross Back Sands Beach
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Step out of Alnwick with an excursion to Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre in Berwick upon Tweed--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach, and admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alnwick tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Holy Island to Alnwick in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Alnwick are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Seahouses, Rothbury, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre
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The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

3
nights
Hexham

Hexham ©
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hexham: National Trust Wallington (in Morpeth) and Kielder (Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, Kielder Observatory, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Oswald's Church, take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, and take in the pleasant sights at Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hexham sightseeing planner.

Getting from Alnwick to Hexham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hexham are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kielder, National Trust Wallington, Vintage at the Tower
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Falconry Days ©
Falconry Days
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey

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