Welcome to Hexham

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 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 Abbey

Hexham Abbey

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.

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Eviivo
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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. ...
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Tyne sitting area
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Self Catering
Hexham
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Laterooms
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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. ...
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Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
Home cooked food using local produce, welcoming bar, restaurant and accommodation set in breath taking scenery. ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
A former 18th Century Coaching Inn, Eals Lodge is now a 4 star bed & breakfast set within the Northumberland National Park. ...
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Market Day
Markets
Hexham
Hexham farmers market is the regional representative in the 'Best Market' category in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2015... ...

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. ...
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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. & ...
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The Boatside Inn
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Inn
Hexham
An excellent countryside Inn offering B&B accommodation, fine dining and real ales. Ideally situated for countryside activities. ...
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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. ...

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Accommodation
Hexham
Beautiful, 19th century converted chapel in central Hexham with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and peaceful town garden ...
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Outside Boatside Inn Holiday Cottages
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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Outside The Old Farmhouse
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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. ...

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. ...
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Hexham Abbey and bowling gree
Group Food, Drink & Shopping
Hexham
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Four Poster
Laterooms
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Hotel
Hexham
Spacious country hall in large grounds. Indoor swimming pool, sauna, fishing, cricket field and golf course opposite. Award-winning hotel and restaurant. ...
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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 ...

The Farmhouse and Lodge
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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 ...
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Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
Country inn near Kielder Water. Morning coffee, bar lunches and dinners. AA, ETB and VB 4 diamonds Silver award. ...
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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 ...

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 ...

Queens Hall
Tourist Information Centre
Hexham
Hexham Tourist Information Centre is the best place to find information on Hadrian's Wall, attractions, events, eating out, accommodation, walks, and much more, for Tynedale, North East England and th ...

Allout
Adventure Sports
Hexham
Welcome to Allout Adventures. The North Easts largest outdoor activity company. Bring along friends, family or work colleagues for an unforgettable experience!   Chose from an exhilarating ...
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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
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Self Catering
Hexham
A warm welcome awaits at the beautifully converted Cartshed within walking distance of Hadrian's Wall. Ideal location for touring. ...
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Outside Roses Bower Lodge
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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. ...
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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 Haydon Bridge Tourist Information Point
Tourist Information Point
Hexham
Community and Visitor Information Point providing information about attractions and tourist accommodation in Northumberland. Information on the history and attractions of the Haydon Bridge area includ ...

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Self Catering
Hexham
Gillian's Bower is a luxury  3 bedroomed Cedar wood lodge with HOT TUB (at no extra charge) and large decking area. There is a master bedroom with double bed and two twin rooms, it sleeps 6 comfo ...

High Keenley Fell Farm in Allendale
Free to Book
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Stunningly situated in the North Pennines AONB. We offer comfortable modern rooms and far reaching views on our working livestock farm. ...

Henshaw Barn
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
 VISIT HENSHAW BARN - a beautiful rustic building deep in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country. ...
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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. ...
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Introduction to Creative Writing
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Join Sarah at Wark Town Hall for a 6-week Introduction to Creative Writing. ...

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Self Catering
Hexham
Woodside Lodge is a contemporary and secluded 5 star Gold luxury retreat for two five miles south of Hexham. Winner of North East England Tourism Self Catering Property of the Year 2016 Short breaks ...
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The Christmas Fair
Family event
Hexham
Over 125 stands of Art, Crafts, Gifts and Food throughout the Leisure Centre and the huge indoor marquee ...

Antiques Fair
Family event
Hexham
Antiques and Vintage with over 100 stands of ceramics, jewellery, tools, books, postcards, vintage lighting and decorative furnishings. ...

Debs In the Kitchen
Group Food, Drink & Shopping
Hexham
DELICIOUS AND DELIVERED  Home Cooked Food  PICNICS, SUPPERS, DINNERS  and more!  Home baked and individually hand packed. Choice of menus. No queues, No hassle!  Don' ...

You'll be captivated
Group Attraction
Hexham
Explore the oldest purpose built prison in England and discover the violent border life of the reivers. ...

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. ...
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Restaurant
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Inn
Hexham
Home cooked food using local produce, welcoming bar, restaurant and accommodation set in breath taking scenery ...
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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. ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
This country is house 1 mile from Hexham. Overlooking the river Tyne and set in 9 acres of beautiful gardens. ...

Outside Old High Shield
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Self Catering
Hexham
Old High Shield Cottage self-catering for two.  Views over Vindolanda and the Roman Wall.   Cottage powered by biofuel and PV ...

St Mungo's Church
Church
Hexham
Beautiful 13th century church with a long history of worship by local families through the centuries. ...

Finechambers Chapel
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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. ...

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