5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland trip planner

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Fly
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Hexham
— Few hours
Drive
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Holy Island
— 1 night
Drive
3
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Fly

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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. On the 7th (Fri), trek along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall and then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hexham trip itinerary website.

London to Hexham is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in August, expect Hexham to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

1
night
Holy Island

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, then step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Holy Island trip planning app.

You can drive from Hexham to Holy Island in 1.5 hours. August in Holy Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
nights
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, pause for some serene contemplation at St lawrence church, take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, and admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alnwick holiday planner.

Drive from Holy Island to Alnwick in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Alnwick are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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.