32 days in Northumberland Itinerary

32 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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32 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Holy Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hexham
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Alnwick
— 13 nights
train:  1​h
End: Edinburgh

7
nights
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holy Island: Berwick upon Tweed (Paxton House & Union Bridge, Horncliffe), Flodden (in Cornhill on Tweed) and Duddo Five Stones (in Duddo).

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Holy Island travel route planning website .

Edinburgh to Holy Island is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Bamburgh, Duddo Five Stones, Etal Castle, Norham Castle
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve ©

11
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hexham: Morpeth (National Trust Wallington, Whitehouse Farm Centre, & more), Belsay (Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Bolam Lake Country Park, & more) and Kielder (Osprey Watch, Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, & more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, contemplate the long history of Hexham Abbey, and get to know the resident critters at Alpaca Encounters.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hexham road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Hexham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kielder, Morpeth, Belsay, Corbridge, Haltwhistle
Highlights from your plan
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Falconry Days ©
Falconry Days

13
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Venture out of the city with trips to Cheviot Hills (in Wooler) and Caistron Trout Fishery (in Rothbury). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, stop by Barter Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Howick Hall Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alnwick trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hexham to Alnwick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rothbury, Bamburgh, Amble, Wooler, Preston Tower
Highlights from your plan
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay

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