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Hexham Abbey

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Address: Beaumont St., Hexham, England
Phone Number: +44 1434 602031
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Description: This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.

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Don't miss this beautiful Abbey!

It's beautiful and totally unexpected. Wonderful, knowledgeable volunteers who kindly give visitors tours. The brand new visitor centre is fantastic, beautifully designed with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
charlmagne2015
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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It's beautiful and totally unexpected. Wonderful, knowledgeable volunteers who kindly give visitors tours. The brand new visitor centre is fantastic, beautifully designed with real attention to detail. Child friendly. The cafe sells FRESH food which is very good. The waitress staff are friendly and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We just came along expecting to look around a church what a lovely surprise. The abbey is beautiful. The visitor center has lots if things for the boys to look at and do to keep them amused. The people who run it are fantastic and explained to us the history. And its Free ☺

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Franklin, Tasmania, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

beautiful old building very helpful people some childrens activities.also admission free a bonus nowadays.and tea rooms & museum.well worth a visit in the historic heart of hexham

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Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wll worth a visit- an interesting place- abby at centre of the town. Parking is an issue in Hexham- confused abut who can park where. If you are not very mobile, a bit of a walk from the pubic Car park up the hill to the abby.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great abbey well worth a visit the font is interesting, which is of varying timescales. But what motivated someone to produce the wooden structure suspended from the ceiling over the font in 1915 is beautiful.. The café at the rear is lovely with great staff and scones.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wandering around hexham on a wet afternoon i found the abbey and went in-donation asked for, not a forced entry cost but happily donated as the crypts were surprising!

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Although a local I haven't visited Hexham Abbey until recently and I'm so proud of Hexham what a beautiful Abbey, instantly feeling welcome, fantastic architecture, and stained glass windows. If you are ever visiting Northumberland visit Hexham and the Abbey.

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Northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hexham is our local town and we are very proud of all the history that it has to offer, the Abby has recently undergone visitor attraction improvements which covers the local history, look out for the very much improved cafe.

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phnom Penh
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A great day out in Hexham as a hole but In the church you can trace the layers of history, both physical and spiritual, reaching back to its foundation by St Wilfrid in c674AD. In parts of the building you are standing in Wilfrid’s monastic cathedral, in others you enter the 13th-century Augustinian Priory, while the building as a whole,... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wonderful historic abbey, very informative and helpful staff...will visit again! Gift shop, historic perspective in the lovely market town of Hexham.

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