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Hexham Abbey

Beaumont St., Hexham, England
+44 1434 602031
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A wonderfull building to visit for a wonder & take in such a stunning building!.. Amazed at how much it costs to run WOW!... The new renovation is pretty cool and makes it feel like a musuem and added cafe is nice!... Welcomed verry frieny on entry THANKS

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The abbey has an interesting history which is well explained in the exhibition. The exhibition in just the right size, enough to tell the story, but never boring. Good use is made of some interactive displays. Do not leave the abbey without a visit to the refectory cafe! Here there is excellent food served by friendly and welcoming staff. Highly... More 

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Worcestershire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This Abbey is well worth a visit. It is beautiful inside and very welcoming. You get the impression that Hexham as a town is very well cared for.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

we only passed through Hexham and saw the abbey so decided to stop and take a few pictures. We weren't going to go in but a passer by said just give it a look ........so glad we did as we spent a couple of hours walking around and sampling the atmosphere of this abbey. The restoration work is well done... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This beautiful abbey has a crypt well worth visiting as it is full of Roman stones with carvings and inscriptions. ask one of the guides when you can visit. Also see the 'night stairs' and the view from the top. easy to take great photos here on a sunny day. New restaurant is very good and the toilets are excellent.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Donations for entry so you decide the price. Very impressive worth a visit to the crypt and don't forget the new visitor center and coffee shop.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've always considered Hexham Abbey a remarkable place however the recently established visitor centre has propelled it to a different level. A visit to Hexham Abbey's visitor centre will offer you a fascinating insight into the history and current activity which spans 1300 years. Hexham Abbey and the surrounding area really is a special place which offers a very warm... More 

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Durham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My partner and I visited here as the last time we went to Hexham, it was closed due to the building works on the new visitor centre. There is not an entrance fee, it is free, however we did make a donation. I feel it paramount to do so for the upkeep of this wonderful building. The stained glass windows... More 

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Nothumberland, England
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Hexham Abbey was always worth a visit but it was hard work to decipher what is a very complex set of buildings dating from different periods from the 7th to the 20th century. At long last the the new visitor centre and museum has been opened in what was once the County Courts and now the layman can learn more... More 

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a breathtaking place in excellent condition and a very interesting abbey to walk around the museum is excellent and gives a good insite on how and why it was build

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