7 days in Northumberland Itinerary

7 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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7 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Amble
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Holy Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hexham
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

2
nights
Amble

Amble
Amble is a town, civil parish and seaport on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, England. Relax by the water at Beadnell Bay Beach and Low Newton by the Sea Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Alnmouth Beach and Embleton Bay. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church, stop by The Old School Gallery, and view the masterpieces at The Alnwick Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amble route planner .

Cardiff to Amble is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. September in Amble sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Amble

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alnwick, Beadnell Bay Beach
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Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church ©

2
nights
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre and then kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, then get engrossed in the history at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Holy Island journey builder .

You can drive from Amble to Holy Island in an hour. September in Holy Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Bamburgh
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St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh ©
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh

2
nights
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 28th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, then contemplate the long history of Chesters Roman Fort, then explore the ancient world of Corbridge Roman Town, and finally step into the grandiose world of Aydon Castle. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Hexham Old Gaol, then identify plant and animal life at Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, and then stroll through Hareshaw Linn.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hexham day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Hexham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hexham can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corbridge, Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, Hareshaw Linn
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Falconry Days ©
Falconry Days
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre ©
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre
Hareshaw Linn ©
Hareshaw Linn

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