4 days in Northumberland Itinerary

4 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Alnwick
— 2 nights
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Hexham
— 1 night
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Alnwick

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Alnwick is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, look for gifts at A Taste of Northumbria, contemplate the waterfront views at Embleton Bay, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Alnwick online holiday planner.

Manchester to Alnwick is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Alnwick sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hexham

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, then contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Hexham trip planner.

Getting from Alnwick to Hexham by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In August in Hexham, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.