43 days in Northumberland, Bowness on Solway & Wallsend Itinerary

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Hexham
— 21 nights
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Bowness on Solway
— 6 nights
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Wallsend
— 6 nights
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Berwick upon Tweed
— 7 nights
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Holy Island
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Hexham — 21 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead), Rydal Cave (in Rydal) and Coniston (Tarn Hows & Old Man of Coniston). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, let the kids burn off some steam at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, and get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hexham travel route planner.

London to Hexham is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bowness on Solway.
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Bowness on Solway — 6 nights

Bowness-on-Solway is a village of fewer than 100 houses on the Solway Firth separating England and Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bowness on Solway: The Howk (in Caldbeck), Gilnockie Tower (in Canonbie) and Kielder Observatory (in Kielder). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at RSPB Campfield Marsh Nature Reserve, stroll around SIlloth Green, pause for some serene contemplation at Holme Cultram Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bowness on Solway journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hexham to Bowness on Solway takes 1.5 hours. February in Bowness on Solway sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wallsend.
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Wallsend — 6 nights

Wallsend, historically Wallsend on Tyne, is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, North East of England. Explore Wallsend's surroundings by going to Newbiggin-By-The-Sea Beach (in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea) and Pele Tower (in Cresswell). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at Heaven Therapy, don't miss a visit to Tynemouth, King Edwards Bay, and kick back and relax at Cullercoats Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wallsend trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bowness on Solway to Wallsend in 2 hours. In February in Wallsend, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berwick upon Tweed.
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Berwick upon Tweed — 7 nights

Explore Berwick upon Tweed's surroundings by going to Warkworth (Warkworth Beach, Warkworth Bridge, &more), Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden, Barter Books, &more) and National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle (in Craster).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Berwick upon Tweed itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Wallsend to Berwick upon Tweed takes 1.5 hours. In February in Berwick upon Tweed, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Holy Island.
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Holy Island — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Scriptorium, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Aidans RC Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Beau Monde Salon Spa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ross Back Sands Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Holy Island holiday planning tool.

Holy Island is just a stone's throw from Berwick upon Tweed. In February, daytime highs in Holy Island are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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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