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Hexham Abbey

Hexham, England
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.
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English first
East Midlands
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164 reviews 164 reviews
76 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

You are welcomed by members of the congregation. The scale of the abbey becomes apparent when you go in. but it is a little confusing as you enter through one of the transcepts. There is dramatic Early English architecture plus Roman remains.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a fabulous place... incredible building. We were able to view the wonderful stained glass with the sun streaming through. A place well worth turning off the A69 for. Plus Hexham has free parking car parks!!! Well done Hexham.

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

In the very heart of Hexham, used daily as a church, it has a real feel of history, some interesting items inside

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited hexham a few times mainly for race meetings but this time was to show my wife round the abbey.It was market day so it was quite busy. THe abbey is a wonderful building and full of history but it was a bit overcast and rainy on this day so we had to cut short our visit.My wife is more... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Hexham itself is well worth a visit. Local public parking next to the Tourist Information Centre (free public toilets and Waitrose supermarket) is plentiful and cheap. Walk up the steep hill (it's not far) and the centre of Hexham has a good range of shops and some lovely restaurants - but the Abbey is wonderful, it is so peaceful inside... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting place with lots of opportunities for reflection. Shame the new exhibition wasn't open yet, but it looks fascinating. The kid's corner was a good idea, although you couldn't make too much noise because it would spoil the atmposphere.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
479 helpful votes 479 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Greeted by a very friendly chap who explained the architecture and the history of the Abbey. The painted screen is from the 15th century for example. The crypt is built from reused roman stone so look for inscriptions here and there. Shop on site selling local produce such as jams and fudge.

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Abbey offers a calming experience and transports you back in time. It has a number of facets ranging from art to history that will appeal to a variety of visitors.

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This abbey in the centre of the old market town is reason enough to visit Hexham. Compact and unpretentious, its interior is beautifully atmospheric. The old worn staircase is stunning.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This a very peaceful Abbey and well worth taking time to visit, the building is very impressive and the history is also interesting

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