7 days in Northumberland Itinerary

7 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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

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2
nights
Berwick upon Tweed

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berwick upon Tweed: Embleton Bay (in Embleton), Alnwick (Alnwick Castle, The Alnwick Garden, &more) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berwick upon Tweed road trip site.

Manchester to Berwick upon Tweed is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Holy Island.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Holy Island

On the 5th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then examine the collection at Grace Darling Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally kick back and relax at Bamburgh Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Holy Island journey maker tool.

Holy Island is just a short distance from Berwick upon Tweed. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Falconry Days, then contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey, get outside with Allout Adventures, then take an in-depth tour of Roman Army Museum, and finally hike along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Hexham trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Hexham takes 1.5 hours. In May in Hexham, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.