8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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

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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Popular historic sites such as Alnwick Castle and National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Woodhorn Museum and Grace Darling Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Alnwick with a short trip to Saint Bartholomew's Church in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Peter, and stop by Barter Books.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick online holiday planner.

Durham to Alnwick is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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Alnwick Castle
4.2
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Architectural Building
Cragside House and Gardens
4.8

2
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Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, then explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lindisfarne Centre, explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, and then step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Holy Island trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Alnwick to Holy Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
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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 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, then get engrossed in the history at Roman Army Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey, then look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, then contemplate the long history of Chesters Roman Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Oswald's Church.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hexham tour site.

You can drive from Holy Island to Hexham in 1.5 hours. August in Hexham sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Vindolanda
4.7
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Historic Site
Hexham Abbey
4.7

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