6 days in Wallsend & Bowness on Solway Itinerary

6 days in Wallsend & Bowness on Solway Itinerary

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6 days in Wallsend & Bowness on Solway Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  4​h 15​min
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Bowness on Solway
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: London


Wallsend ©
Wallsend, historically Wallsend on Tyne, is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, North East of England. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Tynemouth Priory & Castle and then stroll through Northumberlandia. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Segedunum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Concordia Leisure Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wallsend trip planner.

London to Wallsend is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Wallsend, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bowness on Solway.

Things to do in Wallsend

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cramlington, St. Mary's Church, Tynemouth Priory & Castle, Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens
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Northumberlandia ©
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum ©
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum
Tynemouth Priory & Castle ©
Tynemouth Priory & Castle

Bowness on Solway

Bowness on Solway ©
Bowness-on-Solway is a village of fewer than 100 houses on the Solway Firth separating England and Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bowness on Solway: Kielder (Kielder Observatory & Kielder Water & Forest Park) and The Wool Clip Shop (in Caldbeck). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Famous Blacksmiths Shop, get some fabulous bargains at Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Campfield Marsh Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bowness on Solway itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wallsend to Bowness on Solway in 2 hours. Traveling from Wallsend in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Bowness on Solway. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bowness on Solway

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kielder, Annan, The Devil's Porridge Museum, Skiddaw, St Bega's Church
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Kielder Water & Forest Park ©
Kielder Water & Forest Park
Kielder Observatory ©
Kielder Observatory
Skiddaw ©