Once the haunt of marauding Vikings 1300 years ago, nowadays Hexham proudly holds the title of England’s favourite market town – as voted by Country Life magazine.

The town centre here is filled with winding streets with Hexham Abbey, the keystone of Hexham’s assets, at its hub.  This flourishing place of worship was founded by the Northumbrian saint and bishop Wilfrid in 674.

There's plenty to see in Hexham

There's plenty to see in Hexham

Pay a visit to Hexham’s Old Gaol – an imposing stone cube, built in 1333 as England’s first purpose-built prison. The building’s history – and that of its infamous inhabitants including the Border Reivers – is told in full, gruesome glory across its four floors. 

Cheer on a winner at the races. Hexham racecourse is built on a hill overlooking the town, so as well as getting a good view of the racing, enjoy grandstand views of the rolling countryside surrounding the town too.

Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey

Hexham enjoys a buzzing arts and cultural scene. Take a stroll around the town’s many galleries. Catch a performace at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, a magnificent Victorian building facing Hexham Abbey which attracts the best international and national artists from music, drama  and dance.

Hexham Farmers Market

Hexham Farmers Market

Go shop in Hexham’s many eclectic independent shops while a browse through the town’s market stalls will yield many a bargain.  You’ll find market stalls every day of the week in Hexham’s ancient Shambles while the Market Place - sandwiched between the Abbey and the town’s 15th century Moot Hall -  hosts a full market every Tuesday and Saturday. Stock up on local produce too at Hexham’s twice-monthly acclaimed farmers market too.

Bookworms should make for the Hexham Book Festival when writers descend on the town in a literary extravaganza.

Hexham is the perfect springboard to the area’s unmissable attractions including Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Water & Forest Park.

Hexham is still open for business!

The Rail Bridge might be closed for the next few weeks, but diversions are in place and Hexham is waiting for you to explore its cobbled streets and fascinating historic buildings!

Also of interest


Search for accommodation

Search for things to do

Search for events

Sign up for our newsletter

Search Results

  • Town: Hexham
Henshaw Barn
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
 VISIT HENSHAW BARN - a beautiful rustic building deep in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country. ...
Tripadvisor
Group Gathering
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Our full day foraging courses begin in the springtime when the new growth of plants produces an abundance of choice for the forager. From the versatile ramson (wild garlic), to the unique flavour of h ...
Wild Food Forage and Feast
Workshops
Hexham
Come and join us for a day foraging for wild foods and tasting some truly wild delights. ...
Outside Boatside Inn Holiday Cottages
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Hexham
An excellent countryside Inn offering 2 cottages adjacent. Both are well equipped and ideally situated for countryside activities. Day tickets available for Salmon Fishing. ...
Tripadvisor
Battlesteads outside
Book online
Hotel
Hexham
An 18thC Inn, formerly a farmhouse, in the heart of rural Northumberland close to the Roman Wall, Kielder Water and North Tyne Valley. ...
Tripadvisor
Hexham Abbey Christmas Fair
Family
Live music, food and craft stalls inside and around the historic Abbey. Over 100 stalls to browse with some fantastic offers available for last minute gifts. ...
Cafe
Cafes, Tearooms & Coffee Shops
Hexham
At Hadrian’s Wall, it’s about making new discoveries and there’s plenty to see on your visit to this World Heritage Site - so the grab-and-go approach is highly recommended when it c ...
Exterior
Laterooms
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Inn
Hexham
This historic 17thC inn lies within the Northumberland National Park and is close to Kielder Water. Out and about there is walking, golfing, cycling, riding, fishing and all water sports are nearby. ...
Tripadvisor
Night sky
Group Attraction
Hexham
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark, Northumberland is not only an official Dark Sky Discovery Site but is the only hotel in the UK with its own on-site observatory. ...
Logo
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
Home cooked food using local produce, welcoming bar, restaurant and accommodation set in breath taking scenery. ...
Tripadvisor
The Boatside Inn
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
A welcoming country pub offering traditional Sunday lunch, full restaurant menu and bar meals. Meals are served in the restaurant or bar with its log fire, or on sunny summer days in the beer garden. ...
Tripadvisor
Market Day
Markets
Hexham
Hexham farmers market is the regional representative in the 'Best Market' category in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2015... ...
Arial View of Hexham Abbey
Group Attraction
Hexham
Hexham Abbey welcome visitor groups with some unique and exclusive experiences alongside our comprehensive offering.  We provide hosted tours, audio guides, out of hours access to our 7th century ...
Exterior
Eviivo
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Inn
Hexham
A charming countryside Inn offering comfortable accommodation, high quality delicious home cooked food, real ales and fine wines close to Hadrian's Wall. ...
Tripadvisor
Walwick Hall External
Hotel
Hexham
10 bedroomed country house hotel with upmarket Dining and Spa. 7ml from Hexham and sits atop of Hadrians Wall. ...
Pennine
Free to Book
Self Catering
Hexham
Set in a quiet and private location within the Northumberland National Park, Brown Rigg can sleep up to 24. ...
Tripadvisor
Hexham Old Gaol
Museums and galleries
Hexham
Tour the Old Gaol, 1330AD, by glass lift. Meet the gaoler, see a Reiver raid and try on costumes. ...
Tripadvisor
living
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Hexham
Woodside Lodge is an award winning, contemporary and secluded 5 star Gold luxury retreat for two five miles south of Hexham.  Short breaks of 3 or 4 nights available ...
Leazes Head B&B
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Leazes Head is ideally situated minutes from the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail and 0.6 miles from Chesters Roman Fort. Set in beautiful countryside,Leazes Head is the perfect retreat from a day ...
Wild Food Forage and Feast
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Our full day foraging courses begin in the springtime when the new growth of plants produces an abundance of choice for the forager. From the versatile ramson (wild garlic), to the unique flavour of h ...
Arial View of Hexham Abbey
Church
Hexham
Situated in the heart of the market town of Hexham, Hexham Abbey is one of the most-visited free attractions in the North East and has a new visitor centre, an interactive exhibition, cafe, and shop. ...
Tripadvisor
Logo
Grading starGrading starGrading star
Inn
Hexham
Home cooked food using local produce, welcoming bar, restaurant and accommodation set in breath taking scenery ...
Tripadvisor
External shot of the Observatory
Science and Technology
Hexham
An accessible, public astronomical observatory offering talks, activities, drop in sessions, stargazing and Astro courses to suit anyone from the absolute beginner to the professional. ...
Tripadvisor
The Racecourse Lodge
Self Catering
Hexham
Situated 2½ miles from the historic market town of Hexham, our unique self-catering lodge is located within the Hexham Racecourse complex with a backdrop of magnificent scenery. ...
Chesters Tearoom 1
Cafes, Tearooms & Coffee Shops
Hexham
Relax and take a break on Hadrian's Wall  If you're marching forth along Hadrian's Wall then why not take a break at Chesters Tearoom, situated in the grounds of Chesters Roman Fort. Chesters is ...
Outside Battlesteads
Restaurant
Hexham
An award winning homely 4 star Inn and Restaurant near Hexham with a secret walled garden, beautifully sunny conservatory, cosy wood burning fireplace and inviting accommodation. ...
Tripadvisor
You'll be captivated
Group Attraction
Hexham
Explore the oldest purpose built prison in England and discover the violent border life of the reivers. ...
Exterior
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
Country inn near Kielder Water. Morning coffee, bar lunches and dinners. AA, ETB and VB 4 diamonds Silver award. ...
Tripadvisor
The Farmhouse and Lodge
Book online
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Carraw Bed and Breakfast, is one of the finest luxury Northumberland Guest Houses, situated on the foundations of Hadrian’s Wall, with a sublime hilltop setting overlooking open countryside of N ...
Tripadvisor
Battlesteads exterior
Group Accommodation
Hexham
One of the UK’s top sustainable tourism destinations, Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant is renowned for its superb food, welcoming hospitality and outstanding ‘green’ credentials. ...
Outside front
Accommodation
Hexham
Beautiful, 19th century converted chapel in central Hexham with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and peaceful town garden ...
The Boatside Inn
Eviivo
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Inn
Hexham
An excellent countryside Inn offering B&B accommodation, fine dining and real ales. Ideally situated for countryside activities. ...
Tripadvisor
Outside The Old Farmhouse
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Hexham
The Old Farmhouse is located on a 600 acre hill farm in the Northumberland National park in Hadrian's Wall country, offering self catering in this cosy barn conversion. ...
Four Poster
Laterooms
Grading starGrading starGrading star
Hotel
Hexham
Spacious country hall in large grounds. Indoor swimming pool, sauna, fishing, cricket field and golf course opposite. Award-winning hotel and restaurant. ...
Tripadvisor
Exterior
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
A charming countryside inn offering comfortable accommodation, high quality delicious home cooked food, real ales and fine wines close to Hadrian's Wall we also have our own Stanegate Heritage room. & ...
Tripadvisor
Exterior
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
A former 18th Century Coaching Inn, Eals Lodge is now a 4 star bed & breakfast set within the Northumberland National Park. ...
Tripadvisor
Debs In the Kitchen
Group Food, Drink & Shopping
Hexham
Delicious Picnic Food where YOU need it.   All picnic food pieces home baked and individually hand packed. Choice of menus.  So...Don't divert, we Deliver!   Also, Suppers & ...
The Moothall
Weddings Venue
Hexham
The Old Gaol and the historic Moothall offer two unusual and unique venues to hold a wedding ceremony.Although the medieval buildings look imposing from the outside internally the spaces combine the o ...
The Bastle at Falstone Farmhouse
Self Catering
Hexham
Falstone Farmhouse Sleeps 8-10 (or at a reduced rate 4-6).So together with Falstone Barns which sleeps 14 and PoSHHuts, which sleeps 4; it offers an ideal location for a private party of 28 guests. (E ...
Outside Grindon Cartshed
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Hexham
A warm welcome awaits at the beautifully converted Cartshed within walking distance of Hadrian's Wall. Ideal location for touring. ...
Tripadvisor
Outside Roses Bower Lodge
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Hexham
Four Star self-catering cottage (sleeps 4)  on a working sheep farm with stunning views of the beautiful Wark's Burn and within the Northumberland National Park. ...
Tripadvisor
Finechambers Chapel
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Hexham
Four star rated. Converted chapel. Self catering. Sleeps six (plus cot). 2 bath/shower rooms. One bedroom and shower room on ground floor. Enclosed garden. One dog accepted. ...
Outside Old High Shield
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Hexham
Old High Shield Cottage self-catering for two.  Views over Vindolanda and the Roman Wall.   Cottage powered by biofuel and PV ...
Outside Moorgair Cottage in Slaley
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Hexham
Beautifully appointed 2 bedroomed cottage adjoining original farmhouse on small farm. Home of Moorgair Alpacas. Private garden and parking. ...
exterior
Eviivo
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Homely converted barn in beautiful open countryside yet close to Hexham. Delightful en suite accommodation, excellent breakfast and warm welcome assured. Working Alpaca Farm. ...
Tripadvisor
St Mungo's Church
Church
Hexham
Beautiful 13th century church with a long history of worship by local families through the centuries. ...
reception
Caravan & Camping
Hexham
Secluded rural site set in picturesque woodland, 1.5 miles from the village of Acomb. It is only 1 mile from Hadrian's Wall. Superb toilet and shower facilities. Brochure available. ...
Tripadvisor
Loughbrow House Exterior
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
This country is house 1 mile from Hexham. Overlooking the river Tyne and set in 9 acres of beautiful gardens. ...
Hexham Town B&B
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Our bed and breakfast is ideally situated in a quiet residential area in the centre of Hexham, 10 mins walk from the train station, only 3 mins from the abbey and market place in the historic town cen ...

Results: 51


Discover our skies at #NlandStars
Tourist Information Centres in Northumberland
Late availability noticeboard