Hexham Abbey

Beaumont Street
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 3NB

+44 01434 602031

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Overview

Founded in AD 674 by St Wilfrid. Later, St Cuthbert became Bishop of Hexham. See the bishop's chair where Cuthbert would have sat and the Crypt where he would have prayed.

Hexham Abbey is a truly special place which nestles at the centre of a vibrant market town. The Abbey's unusual and beautiful features hold the key to the many fascinating stories of the people who have built and worshipped in this sacred place.

A rare gem is the Abbey's Crypt which is over 1300 years old. Lost underground for hundreds of years, this tiny underground chapel was designed as a place of pilgrimage and cared for by the first monks who established a Benedictine community here. Fugitives as well as pilgrims were welcomed by the monks.

In the beautiful medieval Choir you will find the Frith Stool - the chair of peace - a Saxon sanctuary seat, decorated with beautiful Celtic patterns. The monastic community has left us other treasures - the atmospheric 'Night Stair', the only one of its kind in the country, with its gently worn stone steps, and the misericords, decorated with carved images from medieval myths and legends, used for daily worship. Indeed, some people say that the peace and calm of the Abbey's unique atmosphere reflects all the prayers that have been offered here for over a thousand years.

A worshipping community is still at the heart of Hexham Abbey and we too are leaving our mark. Due to be installed in December 2012 is the Tyrell Window, a new stained glass window to celebrate the theme of 'hospitality'. Like the monks, before us, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all our visitors.

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Ticket Info

Type Entry for Guide price
Single 1
£5.00
per visit
Concession 1
£4.00
per visit

Dates

From To
Sunday01/01/2012Thursday31/12/2015
 
Open all year, 9am to 5pm.

Facilities

  • Open all year at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Open all year
  • Coach parking available at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Coach parking available
  • Event venue at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Event venue
  • Toilet Facilities at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Toilet facilities
  • Restaurant / cafe on site at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Restaurant / Cafe on site
  • Gift shop on site at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Gift shop on site
  • Guided Tours at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Guided Tours
  • Historic/arcitectural interest at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Historic/architectural interest
  • Christian heritage at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Christian heritage
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Hexham Abbey

Beaumont Street
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 3NB

+44 01434 602031

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 204 reviews

Overview

Founded in AD 674 by St Wilfrid. Later, St Cuthbert became Bishop of Hexham. See the bishop's chair where Cuthbert would have sat and the Crypt where he would have prayed.

Hexham Abbey is a truly special place which nestles at the centre of a vibrant market town. The Abbey's unusual and beautiful features hold the key to the many fascinating stories of the people who have built and worshipped in this sacred place.

A rare gem is the Abbey's Crypt which is over 1300 years old. Lost underground for hundreds of years, this tiny underground chapel was designed as a place of pilgrimage and cared for by the first monks who established a Benedictine community here. Fugitives as well as pilgrims were welcomed by the monks.

In the beautiful medieval Choir you will find the Frith Stool - the chair of peace - a Saxon sanctuary seat, decorated with beautiful Celtic patterns. The monastic community has left us other treasures - the atmospheric 'Night Stair', the only one of its kind in the country, with its gently worn stone steps, and the misericords, decorated with carved images from medieval myths and legends, used for daily worship. Indeed, some people say that the peace and calm of the Abbey's unique atmosphere reflects all the prayers that have been offered here for over a thousand years.

A worshipping community is still at the heart of Hexham Abbey and we too are leaving our mark. Due to be installed in December 2012 is the Tyrell Window, a new stained glass window to celebrate the theme of 'hospitality'. Like the monks, before us, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all our visitors.

Hexham Abbey features in the itinerary...
Have you heard the one about
Welcome aboard

Ticketing and entry prices for Hexham Abbey

Type Entry for Guide price
Single 1
£5.00
per visit
Concession 1
£4.00
per visit

Dates & times for Hexham Abbey, Hexham

From To
Sunday01/01/2012Thursday31/12/2015
 
Open all year, 9am to 5pm.
  • Open all year at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Open all year
  • Coach parking available at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Coach parking available
  • Event venue at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Event venue
  • Toilet Facilities at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Toilet facilities
  • Restaurant / cafe on site at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Restaurant / Cafe on site
  • Gift shop on site at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Gift shop on site
  • Guided Tours at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Guided Tours
  • Historic/arcitectural interest at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Historic/architectural interest
  • Christian heritage at Hexham Abbey Church Attraction Christian heritage
  • Hover your cursor over the symbol to see the facility name or view the key to facility symbols.

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Hexham Abbey

Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 3NB

+44 01434 602031

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