31 days in Northumberland Itinerary

31 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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31 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Start: Prince George
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Hexham
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Alnwick
— 11 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Holy Island
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Prince George

8
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. Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall and Hexham Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall and Aydon Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Hexham: Mary Ann Rogers Gallery (in West Woodburn), Belsay (Belsay Castle & Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens) and Morpeth (National Trust Wallington & Whitehouse Farm Centre). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cherryburn, take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, delve into the distant past at Brocolitia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Oswald's Church.

Before you visit Hexham, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Prince George, Canada to Hexham is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prince George in July: highs in Hexham hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corbridge, Belsay, Morpeth, Kielder, Sycamore Gap
Highlights from your plan
Aydon Castle ©
Aydon Castle
Chesters Roman Fort ©
Chesters Roman Fort
Corbridge Roman Town ©
Corbridge Roman Town

11
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Let the collections at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery and Fenwick Gallery capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Spittal Beach (in Spittal), Wooler (Gefrin & Cheviot Hills) and Heatherslaw Cornmill (in Cornhill on Tweed). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Low Newton by the Sea Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Brinkburn Priory, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beadnell Bay Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Alnwick trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Hexham to Alnwick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Amble, Bamburgh, Rothbury, Wooler, Berwick upon Tweed
Highlights from your plan
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh ©
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh
Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church ©

10
nights
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Let the collections at Paxton House and Lindisfarne Centre capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Lindisfarne Castle and Flodden are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Norham Castle in Norham (about 32 minutes away).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Holy Island travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Holy Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Holy Island

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Norham, Belford Museum, Etal Castle, Flodden
Highlights from your plan
Paxton House ©
Paxton House
Norham Castle ©
Norham Castle