Hexham is an historic, bustling town in the heart of the Tyne Valley, named as England's favourite market town by Country Life magazine. There is a great variety of accommodation in Hexham and is an ideal base to explore some of the area's unmissable attractions including Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Water & Forest Park. There's so much to see and do in Hexham.
Hexham Abbey is the historic centrepiece of the town - built around 675 AD at the direction of St Wilfred. The crypt is largely original and the remainder was much altered after 1113 by the Augustinian canons and again in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Stay for a while in a Hexham Self Catering property to ensure you make the most of your visit.
The town also boasts two medieval towers, the 14th century Hexham Old Gaol - the oldest purpose-built prison in England - and a Moot Hall which dates from the 14th or 15th century.
But Hexham is not just a place for those who love the past. Stay in a Hexham Bed and Breakfast to truely appreciate the modern-day bustling market town that offers shops and leisure facilities including a newly-built swimming pool, two supermarkets and all the services you would expect to find in a town of its size.
Hexham also has a busy art scene, centred around the award-winning Queen's Hall Arts Centre. The centre presents a varied programme throughout the year, including dance, drama and European cinema.
The regular market day is Tuesday. Visitor enquiries please contact Hexham Tourist Information Centre. Stall enquiries please call: 0845 6006400.
The regular farmers market days are on the second and fourth Saturday of the month 09:00 - 13:30.
Learn more about market days and farmers markets in Northumberland.
More information about the town can be found on the Visit Hexham website.