8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Train
1
Berwick upon Tweed
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Holy Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hexham
— 2 nights
Drive

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3
nights
Berwick upon Tweed

Visit Alnwick Castle and Flodden for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alnmouth Beach and The Lowry Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Embleton Bay (in Embleton), National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle (in Craster) and Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berwick upon Tweed trip itinerary site.

Manchester to Berwick upon Tweed is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Berwick upon Tweed can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cocklawburn Beach ©
Must see
Cocklawburn Beach
4.8
Embleton Bay ©
Must see
Embleton Bay
4.9
Alnmouth Beach ©
Must see
Alnmouth Beach
4.7

2
nights
Holy Island

Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Lindisfarne Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Belford Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ross Back Sands Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburgh Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St Aiden Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Holy Island trip planner.

Holy Island is just a stone's throw from Berwick upon Tweed. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
St Aiden Beach ©
Must see
St Aiden Beach
4.9
Bamburgh Beach ©
Must see
Bamburgh Beach
4.9

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, admire the sheer force of Hareshaw Linn, and then get outside with The Bike Place in Kielder Ltd. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Aydon Castle, then steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hexham day trip planning website.

You can drive from Holy Island to Hexham in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hexham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Falconry Days ©
Must see
Falconry Days
4.9
Hareshaw Linn ©
Must see
Hareshaw Linn
4.7
Aydon Castle ©
Must see
Aydon Castle
4.3