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Hexham Abbey

Hexham, England
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Hexham
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

From the crypt to to the frith stool this building oozes history. The Night Stairs are worn from centuries of footfall from medieval monks sandals to today's trainers. One can also sense the spirituality that has been the dominant theme within these walls. A great Christian presence in this ancient market town. With the reclamation of the previous Abbey buildings... More

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Rossendale
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22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My first visit to Hexham since childhood was worth well worth it and the visit to the Abbey did not let the town down. As soon as we entered the Abbey we were approached by a guide who welcomed us he was enthusiastic and happy to spend time giving all the information we wanted. With the sun streeming through the... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My wife and I are not christians ( we are deists ) and it was about 60 years since we had been here as children. This is a magnificent, ancient holy place which, as few churches can, welcomes you warmly into God's place and invites you to stay awhile. It is a beautiful place to worship. We had wished the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Wheelchair accessible building, very friendly guides who were happy to provide additional information and advice about local sites of interest.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
42 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This abbey had barely anything inside to even look at and didn't feel a holy presence when entering through the door way but was given useful information by the guide.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

There is a magic and an atmosphere associated with ruined buildings, but every so often it is so worthwhile seeing an old building now as it was then. Hexham Abbey is a wonderful example of just that and well worth a visit. The gentleman attendant in the wheel-chair was also excellent and my wife and I always like to engage... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

On a recent visit I was fortunate enough be within when the excellent choir were rehearsing. What a joy to listen to a Bach choral finale (St Mathew Passion) accompanied by the superb organist. If there are no performances during your visit it is well worth looking up rehearsal times. It is interesting to investigate, as far as one can,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We not religious but we love to celebrate Xmas at a nice church, cathedral or abbey. Normally we visit the giant Durham Cathedral however Hexham abbey has its own unique and enjoyable atmosphere.

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I'm not usually much for religious buildings, but even I liked this one and was charmed by our (volunteer) guide and his enthusiasm. Also old carved wooden thrones and furniture, very old stone and an ancient crypt.

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UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Have a good walk around, and don't miss the stone bagpiper and the mediaeval wall paintings... or the Saxon crypt, which is a bit special.

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