8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland trip planner

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Hexham
— 3 nights
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Alnwick
— 1 night
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Bamburgh
— 3 nights
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Hexham

— 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Windermere (in Windermere), Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead) and RockShop (in Ambleside). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, and explore the activities along Langley Dam Fishery.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hexham road trip planning website.

Glasgow to Hexham is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hexham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alnwick

— 1 night
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 4th (Tue), view the masterpieces at The Alnwick Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, then admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alnwick trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hexham to Alnwick by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. August in Alnwick sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Bamburgh

— 3 nights
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. When in Bamburgh, make a side trip to see Lindisfarne Castle in Holy Island, approximately Holy Island away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Lindisfarne Priory, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bamburgh trip planner.

Bamburgh is very close to Alnwick. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.