5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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5 days in Northumberland Itinerary

London
train:  4​h
Hexham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Bamburgh
— 3 nights
bus + train:  5​h 45​min
London

1
day
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 (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, then steep yourself in history at Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, then go for a walk through Hadrian's Wall, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days.

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London to Hexham is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Hexham at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Hexham

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Falconry Days
Falconry Days
Vindolanda
Vindolanda

4
days
Bamburgh

Bamburgh
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Take a break from Bamburgh with a short trip to Cragside House and Gardens in Rothbury, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, kick back and relax at Ross Back Sands Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, and stroll through The Alnwick Garden.

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Getting from Hexham to Bamburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. April in Bamburgh sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Alnwick, Cragside House and Gardens, Farne Islands, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Belford Hidden History Museum
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The Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle