8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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8 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Hexham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Holy Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hexham: Kielder (Kielder Water & Forest Park & Osprey Watch). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, delve into the distant past at Corbridge Roman Town, contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hexham holiday maker site .

Manchester to Hexham is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kielder, Corbridge Roman Town
Highlights from your plan
Falconry Days ©
Falconry Days
Kielder Water & Forest Park ©
Kielder Water & Forest Park
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall ©
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall

2
nights
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ross Back Sands Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the views from Royal Border Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Paxton House, and then step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Holy Island road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hexham to Holy Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Holy Island sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ross Back Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ross Back Sands Beach ©
Ross Back Sands Beach
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 The Alnwick Garden, kick back and relax at Beadnell Bay Beach, view the masterpieces at The Alnwick Gallery, and step off the mainland to explore Farne Islands.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip tool .

You can drive from Holy Island to Alnwick in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Beadnell Bay Beach, Farne Islands, Bamburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach