60 days in North East England Itinerary

60 days in North East England Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Richmond
— 7 nights
2
Hexham
— 8 nights
3
Holy Island
— 8 nights
4
Alnwick
— 8 nights
5
Whitby
— 9 nights
6
Bridlington
— 9 nights
7
York
— 10 nights

7
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a market town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England and the administrative centre of the district of Richmondshire. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ripon Cathedral and Durham Castle. Explore hidden gems such as White Scar Cave and Richmond Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre (in Thirsk), Durham (Crook Hall & Gardens, Durham University Botanic Garden, &more) and Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens (in Northallerton). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Easby Abbey, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Black Sheep Brewery, take in nature's colorful creations at Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ingleborough Cave.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Richmond online travel route planner.

Manchester to Richmond is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hexham.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Durham, Masham, Hawes, Middleham, The Coldstones Cut
Find places to stay May 24 — 31:
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Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre ©
Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre
Ripon Cathedral ©
Ripon Cathedral
Easby Abbey ©
Easby Abbey

8
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. Escape the urban bustle at Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Observatory. Change things up with these side-trips from Hexham: Kirkharle Courtyard (in Kirkharle), Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (in Belsay) and National Trust Wallington (in Morpeth). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Aydon Castle, steep yourself in history at Chesters Roman Fort, explore the ancient world of Brocolitia, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hexham trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Richmond to Hexham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kielder, Corbridge, Kirkharle Courtyard, Gibside, Hareshaw Linn
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 8:
Highlights from your plan
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey
Chesters Roman Fort ©
Chesters Roman Fort

8
nights
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Visiting The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Lindisfarne Priory and The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. Get out of town with these interesting Holy Island side-trips: Belford Museum (in Belford) and Flodden (in Cornhill on Tweed).

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Holy Island online route planner.

Traveling by car from Hexham to Holy Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Alnwick on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Etal Castle, Belford Museum, Flodden, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 16:
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Ross Back Sands Beach ©
Ross Back Sands Beach
The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin ©
The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

8
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Visit Warkworth Castle & Hermitage and National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Woodhorn Museum and Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery. Explore Alnwick's surroundings by going to Berwick upon Tweed (Chain Bridge Honey Farm, Paxton House, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Howick Hall Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Embleton Bay, stroll through St Aiden Beach, and kick back and relax at Low Newton by the Sea Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Alnwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Alnwick sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Amble, Bamburgh, Morpeth, Beadnell Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 24:
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Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay

9
nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Castle, Newcastle and Whitby Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Victoria Tunnel and Church of Saint Mary, Whitby. Explore Whitby's surroundings by going to Temple Memorial Park (in South Shields), Ryedale Folk Museum (in Hutton le Hole) and Sunderland (Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Roker & Seaburn Beaches, &more).

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Whitby trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Whitby takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Whitby sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bridlington.

Things to do in Whitby

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sunderland, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Newcastle upon Tyne, Pickering, Goathland
Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Whitby Museum ©
Whitby Museum
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Whitby Beach ©
Whitby Beach

9
nights
Bridlington

Bridlington ©
Bridlington is a coastal town and civil parish on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea, situated in the unitary authority and ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire approximately north of Hull. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bondville Model Village and Burton Constable Hall. Get some cultural insight at Beverley Minster and The Scarborough Fair Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Bettison's Folly (in Hornsea), Cayton Bay Beach (in Cayton) and Kingston-upon-Hull (Hull & East Riding Museum, Hull Maritime Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Danes Dyke, visit a coastal fixture at Flamborough Lighthouse, grab your bike and head to Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail, and sample the fine beverages at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery.

Before you visit Bridlington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Whitby to Bridlington in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Bridlington, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bridlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kingston-upon-Hull, Scarborough, Filey, Driffield, Beverley
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Scarborough Fair Collection ©
The Scarborough Fair Collection
Beverley Minster ©
Beverley Minster
Visit the Bunker - RAF Holmpton ©
Visit the Bunker - RAF Holmpton

10
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Appreciate the collections at Yorkshire Air Museum and Bronte Parsonage Museum. Get some cultural insight at Skipton Castle and Rievaulx Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Shibden Hall (in Halifax), Newcastle upon Tyne (The Tyne Bridge & Great North Museum: Hancock) and Helmsley (National Centre for Birds of Prey, National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace, &more). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Hardcastle Crags. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nunnington Hall, and see the interesting displays at Fairfax House.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the York trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bridlington to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in York sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Helmsley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Knaresborough, Bradford, Nunnington Hall
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Barley Hall ©
Barley Hall
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Centre for Birds of Prey ©
National Centre for Birds of Prey