5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Drive
1
Hexham
— 1 day
Drive
2
Holy Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Berwick upon Tweed
— 2 nights
Train

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Hexham

— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Roman Army Museum, then steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda.

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Manchester to Hexham is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hexham can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Museums · Historic Sites

Holy Island

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Tue), stroll through St Aiden Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally kick back and relax at Bamburgh Beach.

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Drive from Hexham to Holy Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Holy Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Holy Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, and then stop by Barter Books. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre.

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Berwick upon Tweed is very close to Holy Island. In September, daily temperatures in Berwick upon Tweed can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Northumberland travel guide

4.3
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.