8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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

We've included these beaches for you: Embleton Bay and Warkworth Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cragside House and Gardens and Church of the Holy Trinity. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berwick upon Tweed: Warkworth (St lawrence church & Warkworth Castle & Hermitage), National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle (in Craster) and Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Barter Books).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berwick upon Tweed sightseeing planning tool.

Durham to Berwick upon Tweed is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In March, daytime highs in Berwick upon Tweed are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Holy Island

Museum-lovers will appreciate Grace Darling Museum and Belford Museum. Relax by the water at St Aiden Beach and Ross Back Sands Beach. Go for a jaunt from Holy Island to Beadnell to see Beadnell Bay Beach about 38 minutes away.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Holy Island journey planner.

Holy Island is just a short distance from Berwick upon Tweed. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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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 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, then take an in-depth tour of Roman Army Museum, and finally trek along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey, steep yourself in history at Chesters Roman Fort, then head outdoors with Allout Adventures, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blanchland Abbey.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hexham visit planner.

Drive from Holy Island to Hexham in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.