60 days in Northumberland Itinerary

60 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland Trip Planner

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Holy Island
— 13 nights
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Berwick upon Tweed
— 14 nights
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Amble
— 15 nights
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Hexham
— 17 nights
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Holy Island

— 13 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lindisfarne Castle and St Aiden Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Bamburgh Castle and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Holy Island vacation planning app.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Holy Island is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. October in Holy Island sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berwick upon Tweed

— 14 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Chain Bridge Honey Farm and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre. Popular historic sites such as Paxton House and Berwick Upon Tweed Castle & Ramparts are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Berwick upon Tweed: Cheviot Hills (in Wooler) and Budle Bay (in Waren Mill).

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Berwick upon Tweed trip itinerary planner.

Berwick upon Tweed is just a stone's throw from Holy Island. October in Berwick upon Tweed sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Amble on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Amble

— 15 nights
Amble is a town, civil parish and seaport on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Warkworth Castle & Hermitage and Blyth Battery. Head to The Mick Oxley Gallery and Barter Booksfor some retail therapy. Explore Amble's surroundings by going to Seahouses (Seahouses Golf Club & The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Preston Tower (in Chathill) and Chillingham Castle (in Alnwick). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Woodhorn Museum, tee off at Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Low Newton by the Sea Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amble route planner.

You can drive from Berwick upon Tweed to Amble in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Amble can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Amble

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hexham

— 17 nights
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall and Chesters Roman Fort. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vindolanda and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall. Explore Hexham's surroundings by going to Cawfields Roman Wall (in Haltwhistle), Kielder (The Bike Place in Kielder Ltd, Kielder Castle Visitor Centre, &more) and Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens (in Ponteland). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temple of Mithras, take an in-depth tour of Bellingham Heritage Centre, view the masterpieces at Allendale Forge Studios, and step into the grandiose world of Aydon Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hexham road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Amble to Hexham takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hexham can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.