15 days in Northern England Itinerary

15 days in Northern England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Durham
Drive:  2 h
1
Bridlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Whitby
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Penrith
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hexham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Seahouses
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Holy Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Durham

2
nights
Bridlington

Bridlington ©
Bridlington is a coastal town and civil parish on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea, situated in the unitary authority and ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire approximately north of Hull. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flamborough Lighthouse and Arctic Corsair. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hull & East Riding Museum and Bayle Museum. When in Bridlington, make a side trip to see Hull Maritime Museum in Kingston-upon-Hull, approximately Kingston-upon-Hull away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Bridlington Priory Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Bridlington North Beach, and stroll through Fraisthorpe Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bridlington road trip planner.

Durham to Bridlington is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bridlington can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Bridlington

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Kingston-upon-Hull
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Flamborough Lighthouse ©
Flamborough Lighthouse
Hull Maritime Museum ©
Hull Maritime Museum
Hull & East Riding Museum ©
Hull & East Riding Museum

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nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Whitby Abbey. Discover out-of-the-way places like Whitby Museum and Robin Hood's Bay and Fylingdales Museum.

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Getting from Bridlington to Whitby by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. April in Whitby sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Whitby

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Robin Hoods Bay Beach
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Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
Whitby Museum ©
Whitby Museum
199 Steps ©
199 Steps

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shap Abbey and Aira Force Waterfall. Step off the beaten path and head to Predator Experience and Ruskin Museum. Take a break from Penrith with a short trip to Hawkshead Grammar School in Hawkshead, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Red Barn Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Penrith Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Lawrences Church.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Penrith trip tool.

Drive from Whitby to Penrith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Penrith are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Predator Experience, Ruskin Museum, Hawkshead Grammar School, St Lawrences Church
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Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Shap Abbey ©
Shap Abbey

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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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Steel Rigg, steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then get engrossed in the history at Roman Army Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Temple of Mithras, don't miss a visit to Temple of Mithras, Carrawburgh - Hadrian's Wall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brocolitia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blanchland Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Aydon Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hexham day trip site.

Drive from Penrith to Hexham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Penrith in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Hexham, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seahouses.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Blanchland Abbey, Aydon Castle
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Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Aydon Castle ©
Aydon Castle
Blanchland Abbey ©
Blanchland Abbey

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Seahouses

Seahouses ©
Seahouses is a large village on the North Northumberland coast in England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Peter, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, then take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then explore the galleries of Heatherslaw Cornmill, and then contemplate the long history of Gefrin.

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You can drive from Hexham to Seahouses in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Seahouses are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Seahouses

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Heatherslaw Cornmill, Church of the Holy Trinity, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Gefrin
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Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh ©
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh

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night
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Belford Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Centre, and then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Holy Island trip builder.

Getting from Seahouses to Holy Island by car takes about an hour. In April in Holy Island, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Holy Island

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Belford Museum
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Lindisfarne Centre ©
Lindisfarne Centre
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Belford Museum ©
Belford Museum