8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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1
Hexham
— 2 nights
2
Holy Island
— 2 nights
3
Alnwick
— 3 nights

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre (in Kielder) and National Trust Wallington (in Morpeth). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, contemplate the long history of Hexham Abbey, and delve into the distant past at Chesters Roman Fort.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hexham online travel route planner.

London to Hexham is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from London, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hexham, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shepherds Dene Retreat House, Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, Corbridge Roman Town, National Trust Wallington
Highlights from your plan
Falconry Days ©
Falconry Days
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

2
nights
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to The Elizabethan Walls, then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ross Back Sands Beach, identify plant and animal life at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Holy Island trip planner.

Drive from Hexham to Holy Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Ross Back Sands Beach, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Alnwick is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, look for gifts at Barter Books, kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alnwick day trip tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Farne Islands, Cragside House and Gardens, Church of the Holy Trinity
Highlights from your plan
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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