8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Hexham
— 1 night
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Holy Island
— 2 nights
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Alnwick
— 4 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll through Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, then steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey, then delve into the distant past at Corbridge Roman Town, then admire the landmark architecture of National Trust Wallington, and finally get engrossed in the history at Roman Army Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hexham trip maker app.

London to Hexham is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Hexham hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey

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Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, then step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ross Back Sands Beach, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Plan trip to Holy Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Hexham to Holy Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Go for a jaunt from Alnwick to Berwick upon Tweed to see Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, stroll through Bamburgh Beach, kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach, and admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alnwick travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Alnwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Alnwick are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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