15 days in Northumberland Itinerary

15 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Hexham
— 5 nights
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Holy Island
— 3 nights
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Berwick upon Tweed
— 6 nights
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Hexham

— 5 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: Belsay (Bolam Lake Country Park & Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens), Morpeth (National Trust Wallington, Stanton Hall Gardens and Nursery, &more) and Mary Ann Rogers Gallery (in West Woodburn). The adventure continues: stroll through Falconry Days, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpaca Encounters, trek along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Mithras.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hexham online itinerary planner.

Birmingham to Hexham is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Holy Island

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Holy Island: Seahouses (The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty & Boat Tours & Water Sports).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Holy Island trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hexham to Holy Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Holy Island, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Holy Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed

— 6 nights
Explore Berwick upon Tweed's surroundings by going to Alnwick (St Michael's Church, Barter Books, &more), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Branton Lakes Nature Reserve (in Powburn).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berwick upon Tweed travel itinerary planner.

Berwick upon Tweed is just a stone's throw from Holy Island. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Northumberland travel guide

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Castles · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.