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. Change things up with a short trip to Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre in Berwick upon Tweed (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, kick back and relax at Beadnell Bay Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and stroll through The Alnwick Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip maker website.

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 October, daytime highs in Alnwick are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Holy Island

On the 8th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Holy Island trip maker website.

Drive from Alnwick to Holy Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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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 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey, then identify plant and animal life at Falconry Days, and then get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hexham trip maker website.

Drive from Holy Island to Hexham in 1.5 hours. October in Hexham sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough 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.