10 days in Northern England Itinerary

10 days in Northern England Itinerary

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10 days in Northern England Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + train:  14​h
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Holy Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Whitby
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
York
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aira Force Waterfall and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall. Step out of the city life by going to Tarn Hows and Predator Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Holy Trinity Church (in Grange-in-Borrowdale), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church, and have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Penrith tour planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Penrith is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In November in Penrith, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Holy Island.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Alpacaly Ever After, Jesus Church, Carlisle Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church
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Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience

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Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Priory. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Peter, then explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Low Newton by the Sea Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Holy Island tour planner .

You can drive from Penrith to Holy Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alnwick, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Grace Darling Museum, The Parish Church of Saint Peter
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Whitby

Whitby ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Filey Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitby Beach, and then stroll through Sandsend Beach. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of 199 Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, see the interesting displays at RNLI Lifeboat museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall, and finally explore the historical opulence of Scarborough Castle.

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Getting from Holy Island to Whitby by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Whitby are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Filey Beach, Scarborough Castle
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Whitby Beach ©
Whitby Beach
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby

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York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, then brush up on your military savvy at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the York trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Whitby to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in York sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

York Bird of Prey Centre, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Beverley Minster
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Beverley Minster
Beverley Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls