4 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

4 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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4 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Drive:  45​min
1
Rothbury
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
2
Alnwick
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Holy Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

1
day
Rothbury

Rothbury ©
Rothbury is a town and civil parish in Northumberland, England. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rothbury trip tool .

Newcastle upon Tyne to Rothbury is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Alnwick.

Things to do in Rothbury

Historic Sites
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Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

1
night
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 10th (Fri), explore the activities along Embleton Bay, explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alnwick trip itinerary planning app .

Alnwick is just a stone's throw from Rothbury. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Holy Island.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cragside House and Gardens
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Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

1
night
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Holy Island road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Holy Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Holy Island are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve ©

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then don't miss a visit to Real Mary King's Close, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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