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Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

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Top Places to Visit in Hexham

A photo of Hexham AbbeyHEXHAM ABBEY - Town Centre, Market Place

Hexham Abbey (a former Priory) dates back to AD674 and dominates the Market Place. Hexham’s Christian Heritage is closely linked to that of Lindisfarne, St. Cuthbert and St. Wilfrid.

There are many historical treasures to explore within the Abbey, including unique features including the 7th century Crypt, Bishop’s Chair, Night Stair and Dark Age Cross. There is also an interactive exhibition and visitor centre, The Big Story, which takes visitors through the exciting 1300 year history. A bustling courtyard café and gift shop are also onsite.

Find out more details on the Visit Hexham Abbey page.

A photo of walkers next to Hadrian's WallHADRIAN'S WALL - 6 miles

Britain’s greatest Roman monument and World Heritage Site. Stretching 73 miles from North Sea to Solway Firth, the Wall is the backbone to Hadrian’s Wall Country, with stunning countryside, coasts, exciting cities, picturesque villages, walking and cycling routes aplenty – come and explore!

Find out more details on the Visit Hexham Hadrian's Wall page.

A photo of the exterior of the Queen's Hall Art CentreQUEEN’S HALL ARTS CENTRE - Town Centre, Beaumont Street

Queen’s Hall Arts Centre boasts a 350-seat theatre and two galleries. It has an all-year-round programme of the best international and national artists from music, drama, dance, exhibitions, film, comedy and non professional shows. The building is shared with Hexham Library, the Exchange Café and theatre company Théâtre Sans Frontières.

01434 652477    Website

A photo of the Wentworth Lesiure Centre in Hexham logoWENTWORTH LEISURE CENTRE - Wentworth Park

Visit Wentworth Leisure Centre for active fun for everyone - swimming sessions, tenpin bowling, Jungle Jack’s soft play for under eights, join the gym or take part in a range of fitness classes, sports hall facilities and outdoor athletics track. Relax in one of our two cafes serving a range of fresh snacks, meals and drinks.

Wentworth Park    NE46 3PD    01434 607080    Website    Email

A photo of racehorses at Hexham racecourse HEXHAM RACECOURSE - 2 miles, High Yarridge, Hexham

Hexham Racecourse is now Northumberland's only racecourse. Perched on Yarridge Heights high above the historic market town, Hexham Racecourse has been the home of National Hunt racing in Northumberland for well over a century. The site's natural amphitheatre of sloping grass below the stands provides superb viewing.

High Yarridge, Hexham    NE46 2JP    01434 606881    Website    Email

A photo of Hexham Old GaolHEXHAM OLD GAOL - Town Centre, Market Place

Hexham Old Gaol is the earliest recorded purpose-built prison in England, built 1330-1333. It was built for the Archbishop of York, to hold his prisoners. Explore crime and punishment in the Middle Ages, and meet the Border Reivers, members of local English and Scottish Surnames – families – who fought and raided across and along the Border in the 1500s.

Town Centre, Market Place, Hexham    NE46 1XD    Website

A photo of Aydon Castle, Corbridge near Hexham, NorthuberlandAYDON CASTLE - English Heritage - 6.9 miles, Corbidge

Tucked away in a beautiful and secluded Northumberland woodland is Aydon Castle, the perfect location for a family day out. Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house.

Off Aydon Road, Corbidge    NE45 5PJ    01434 632450    Website

A photo of an example of the Corbridge Hoard at Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's WallCORBRIDGE ROMAN TOWN - HADRIAN'S WALL - English Heritage - 5 miles

Not all of the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was a supply base and bustling town where the Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions.

Today, you can still walk through the town's streets and experience a true time-capsule of Roman life. You can see a valuable hoard of objects found during excavations, including Roman armour and trinkets, which provide a fascinating insight into the life of a soldier

Corchester Lane, Corbridge, Northumberland    NE45 5NT    01434 632349    Website

A photo of a section of Housesteads Roman Fort set high on a dramatic escarpment of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage SiteHOUSESTEADS ROMAN FORT - Near Haydon Bridge

Set high on a dramatic escarpment of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort is a fascinating tourist attraction with some stunning panoramic views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress.

Imagine how life was for the 800 Roman soldiers based here as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house. With a history that goes back almost 2,000 years, it offers a unique family day out in Northumberland.

Housesteads Roman Fort, Haydon Bridge, Hexham    NE47 6NN    English Heritage Website & National Trust Website

A photo of Hexham's Farmers' MarketHEXHAM FARMERS' MARKET - Town Centre, Market Place

Hexham's Farmers' Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, between 9am and 1.30pm. You'll find a wide range of delicious locally produced foods and friendly service by the knowledgeable producers themselves. Contact Peter Samsom.

Market Place    NE46 1XQ    07854 320519   Website (or find us on Facebook or Twitter)

A photo of the outside of the Forum CinemaFORUM CINEMA - Town Centre, Market Place

Hexham’s community-owned cinema, open daily showing new and recently released films for all the family (including 3D) as well as screening satellite transmissions of productions from the National Theatre, Royal Opera House etc in our 1930’s auditorium. Our licensed café overlooks the Market Place.

Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham, NE46 1HF    Website


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