5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Holy Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Alnwick
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: Edinburgh

1
night
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ross Back Sands Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Elizabethan Walls, identify plant and animal life at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory.

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Edinburgh to Holy Island is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Ross Back Sands Beach, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Ross Back Sands Beach ©
Ross Back Sands Beach
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Bring the kids along to Embleton Bay and Beadnell Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, stop by Barter Books, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St Aiden Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alnwick driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Alnwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Alnwick are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Church of the Holy Trinity, Cragside House and Gardens, Beadnell Bay Beach
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Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach

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