15 days in Northumberland Itinerary

15 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Hexham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Holy Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Berwick upon Tweed
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Amble
— 3 nights
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Hexham

— 4 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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chesters Roman Fort and Corbridge Roman Town. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falconry Days and Temple of Mithras. Change things up with these side-trips from Hexham: Whitehouse Farm Centre (in Morpeth), Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (in Belsay) and Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre (in Kielder). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Aydon Castle, view the masterpieces at Robinson-Gay Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hexham Abbey, and get to know the fascinating history of Steel Rigg.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hexham driving holiday tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hexham is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Hexham. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in May; daily highs in Hexham reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Holy Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Beadnell Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, enjoy the sand and surf at Ross Back Sands Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Holy Island tour planner.

You can drive from Hexham to Holy Island in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed

— 5 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paxton House and Town Hall and Town Gaol Berwick upon Tweed. Step off the beaten path and head to Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre and Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard. Venture out of the city with trips to The Mick Oxley Gallery (in Craster), Alnmouth Beach (in Alnmouth) and Alnwick (Howick Hall Gardens, Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, &more).

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Berwick upon Tweed tour itinerary planner.

Berwick upon Tweed is very close to Holy Island. May in Berwick upon Tweed sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amble.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amble

— 3 nights
Amble is a town, civil parish and seaport on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Woodhorn Museum and Fenwick Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Warkworth Beach and Brinkburn Priory. Step out of Amble with an excursion to Blyth Battery in Blyth--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre - Northumberland Wildlife Trust, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bartholomew's Church, tee off at Warkworth Golf Club, and appreciate the history behind The Couple Statue.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amble itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Berwick upon Tweed to Amble takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amble

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Northumberland travel guide

4.3
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.