9 days in Northumberland Itinerary

9 days in Northumberland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northumberland route planner

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Hexham
— 2 nights
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Holy Island
— 3 nights
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Berwick upon Tweed
— 3 nights
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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. Bring the kids along to Vindolanda and Falconry Days. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: Kielder (Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre & Landal Kielder Waterside) and National Trust Wallington (in Morpeth). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, get engrossed in the history at Roman Army Museum, and hike along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hexham driving holiday planner.

Glasgow to Hexham is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Holy Island

Attractions like Bamburgh Castle and Ross Back Sands Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holy Island: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Seahouses) and Beadnell Bay Beach (in Beadnell).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Holy Island trip app.

Traveling by car from Hexham to Holy Island takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Holy Island can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Holy Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Berwick upon Tweed

Kids will appreciate attractions like Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre and Alnwick Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berwick upon Tweed: Warkworth Castle & Hermitage (in Warkworth), Alnwick (Barter Books & The Alnwick Garden) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury).

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berwick upon Tweed online travel route planner.

Berwick upon Tweed is very close to Holy Island. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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.