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Hexham Abbey

Beaumont St., Hexham, England
+44 1434 602031
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Ranked #4 of 12 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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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A few miles off the Wall, but a great quantity of Roman engraved stones. Ask to go under the have down a steep set of stairs. Bring a good headlamp. We got to hear an organ recital while we toured the church.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I liked St. Wilfred's crypt. Roman stones used in it construction. Nothing to dislike. Fantastic stained glass windows, both old and new.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found the abbey very interesting also the gift shop next door holds plenty for you to browse around.

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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289 reviews 289 reviews
103 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have visited many a large abbey and cathedral but this one is worth investing a fair bit of time. We had several chats with the guides who know some fascinating stuff about the history of the abbey and how it functioned. Look out for the restoration work … it's interesting to see and hear how certain parts of the... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Hexham Abbey is full of history and there are guides and literature to help you get the best out of your visit. The Abbey is further evolving with a new visitors centre presently under construction. Although there is always something taking place in the Abbey, there are lots of quiet corners to sit in for reflection and prayer. Please be... More

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Cirencester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

beautifully kept , lots of interesting features, well run gift shop. A great example of a C of E church

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Well worth a visit to Hexam Abbey. What a wonderful, huge building! Fantastic architecture. The glass windows were just fabulous. Such a lot of history!

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East Midlands
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178 reviews 178 reviews
83 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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Sowerby Bridge
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Has a lovely atmosphere,lovely stonework and stained glass including a contemporary piece. I would like to return and see the complete d monastic buildings the Abbey has reacquired and is restoring to pre reformation status. Lovely

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Top Contributor
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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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