5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Alnwick
— 2 nights
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Holy Island
— 1 night
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Hexham
— 1 night
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Alnwick

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, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Embleton Bay, and kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alnwick trip maker tool.

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. In August in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

1
night
Holy Island

Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then stroll through Ross Back Sands Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Holy Island trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Holy Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Holy Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Falconry Days, then steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hexham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Hexham takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.