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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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new visitors centre

Fabulous building, lovely atmosphere, the new visitors centre is great, lots of hands on. The new coffee shop is good too. We worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Fabulous building, lovely atmosphere, the new visitors centre is great, lots of hands on. The new coffee shop is good too. We worth a visit.

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North East
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Abbey itself is always worth a visit, but the exhibition gives a real insight into the history of both the Abbey itself and the town.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great building for information freely available. Didn't get chance to enter crypt (open 11 ish and again later about 3.30 - worth checking). Also good to hear first female Rector now in place here :)

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

this is a beautiful abbey and really worth a visit also hexham has some very quaint shops the abbey also has a shop with some very interesting things in it. We then had a snack in the Kings restraunt which is next to the library

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Kent, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Quiet, came across it on a visit to Hexam. Just spend 15 mins of quiet there, really worth it. Amazing cloisters left over from the monastic times and old steps up to what would have been the monks dormitory. The crypt is worth a visit as well

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We liked the abbey - bit of a tardis - bigger on the inside than outside. The small interactive museum was interesting. The cafe was excellent.

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UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Very interesting visit with something for everyone. The abbey is very old and there is a new interactive museum as well. Well worth a visit.

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cumbria
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I often visit Hexham and call in to the Abbey it is nice way to spend 1hour or so and if you arrive at certain times there are tours of the crypts i,d contact them directly for the times .The history written at various points on the walls as you go round is worth reading, despite all this i just... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Whilst exploring Hexham we decided to have a look at the magnificent Abbey situated in the town. It stands proud with its tower and carved stonework central to the surrounding shops and buildings. Upon entering, we were greeted by a very knowledgeable gentleman who pointed out the various architectural highlights and explained the vast and very interesting history of the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A beautiful abbey to look around. We returned in the evening for Evensong (traditional sung service). Was great to hear a choir fill the space on a cold, dark English night.

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