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Hexham Abbey

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Address: Beaumont St., Hexham, England
Phone Number: +44 1434 602031
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.

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A tranquil place

A beautiful tranquil place to spend an hour, great atmosphere and interesting background history given by one of the guides. Situated right in the market place and near a lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Delia M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful tranquil place to spend an hour, great atmosphere and interesting background history given by one of the guides. Situated right in the market place and near a lovely park. Well worth a visit.

Thank Delia M
Hexham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely place to spend a Saturday morning there is a great coffee and tea room. Great bacon sarnies

Thank mary m m
Nottinghamshire, Endland
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered in following a prompt from the information centre guide (Val): small abbey that dates back to the 7th Century. Free entry (optional donations) and friendly information given from Janet the guide on duty. Unusual stone "night stairs" used by the monks to access their be chambers to protect them from the marauding Scots. Impressive tombstone of the Roman Flavinus,... More 

Thank Hildenboy
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and enjoyed it. The chap was great giving us some of the history. Some activities and dress up for the kids was also good. Worth popping in if your passing.

1 Thank Keiran F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Embarrassed to say although i dont live far away I had never before looked around the Abbey. Lots to see and a quick look at the 7th Century krypts is a must. They display information in a really interactive way with clothes in boxes for people / children to dress up in and a easy to understand tour through its... More 

Thank ireneS480
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We attended the Christmas Eve service at Hexam Abbey and it was absolutely magical. The church was full to bursting and people were sitting everywhere possible. The choir started the service in the dark with just candles with not a squeak out of the congregation. This set the tone for a wonderful service which really brought the message of Christmas... More 

Thank Ivorhobbs
York, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Living in York, it is all to easy to become blasé about religious buildings that don't stand out above the skyline of the surrounding area. We had planned a short break in Hexham although, when we arrived, we did not know exactly what we would do. The obvious choice was a visit to the Abbey, not least because it was... More 

Thank Hollyfan46
Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Large Abbey with lots of historic artefacts, not only in Display Cabinets, etc, but also as part of the everyday furniture which can be looked at properly.

Thank ShaunB85
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Very impressive Building with history story area so you could learn about history of this place. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Laws L
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What a fantastic building and the facilities are superb - educational areas for children and young people which us oldies can go and 'play' in too. Well worth a visit and a great coffee shop too.

Thank KathrynCarsphairn

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