16 days in Northern England Itinerary

16 days in Northern England Itinerary

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16 days in Northern England Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
1
Bridlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Helmsley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Coniston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Buttermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Hexham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Alnwick
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Tram + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Vienna

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flamborough Lighthouse and Church of Saint Mary, Whitby. Do some cultural sightseeing at 199 Steps and Beverley Minster. Explore Bridlington's surroundings by going to The Humber Bridge (in Kingston-upon-Hull), Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall (in Whitby) and Scarborough Castle (in Scarborough). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandsend Beach, stroll through Filey Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bridlington trip app .

Vienna, Austria to Bridlington is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Vienna to Bridlington, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vienna in May, with highs in Bridlington at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helmsley.

Things to do in Bridlington

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Whitby, Filey Beach, Beverley Minster, The Humber Bridge, Scarborough Castle
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Flamborough Lighthouse ©
Flamborough Lighthouse
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
199 Steps ©
199 Steps

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Helmsley

Helmsley ©
Helmsley is a market town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. On the 26th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ripon Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Helmsley Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nunnington Hall, then learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and finally hunt for treasures at Thirsk Market.

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Traveling by car from Bridlington to Helmsley takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coniston.

Things to do in Helmsley

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nunnington Hall, Ripon Cathedral, York Bird of Prey Centre, Thirsk Market, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Helmsley Castle ©
Helmsley Castle
Nunnington Hall ©
Nunnington Hall
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey

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Coniston

Coniston ©
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Scafell Pike Mountain, then examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston. On your second day here, explore the activities along Coniston Water, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory, and finally don't miss a visit to Dalton Castle.

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Traveling by car from Helmsley to Coniston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Buttermere.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cartmel Priory, Dalton Castle, Scafell Pike Mountain, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Scafell Pike Mountain ©
Scafell Pike Mountain
Cartmel Priory ©
Cartmel Priory
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

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Buttermere

Buttermere ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Whinlatter Forest Park, sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, and then identify plant and animal life at Muncaster Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Buttermere trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coniston to Buttermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, The Lakes Distillery, Whinlatter Forest Park, Muncaster Castle
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Whinlatter Forest Park ©
Whinlatter Forest Park
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hexham Abbey and Roman Army Museum. Visiting Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall and Aira Force Waterfall will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle), Lowther Castle and Gardens (in Penrith) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, don't miss a visit to Little Salkeld Watermill, and get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hexham tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Buttermere to Hexham in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Penrith, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Carlisle Cathedral, Little Salkeld Watermill
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Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey
Roman Army Museum ©
Roman Army Museum
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall ©
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall

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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get outdoors at Farne Islands and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grace Darling Museum and The Alnwick Gallery. Explore Alnwick's surroundings by going to Holy Island (Lindisfarne Priory & The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh and explore the historical opulence of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hexham to Alnwick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Holy Island, Bamburgh, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
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