6 days in Northumberland Itinerary

6 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Alnwick
— 3 nights
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Holy Island
— 1 night
3
Hexham
— 1 night

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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. When in Alnwick, make a side trip to see Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre in Berwick upon Tweed, approximately Berwick upon Tweed away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach, and explore the activities along Embleton Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alnwick road trip app.

Bournemouth to Alnwick is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bournemouth in August, expect nights in Alnwick to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Holy Island.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Berwick upon Tweed, Belford Museum, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, Cragside House and Gardens
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Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

1
night
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Lindisfarne Priory, step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Holy Island day trip tool.

Drive from Alnwick to Holy Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle

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Hexham

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 21st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Falconry Days, contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hexham online route planner.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Hexham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Hexham, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Falconry Days ©
Falconry Days
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

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