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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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Wonderfully real and impressive without the splendour of a Cathedral. A deep history and a lovely setting. Exhibition and cafe also excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Wells, United Kingdom
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Wells, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully real and impressive without the splendour of a Cathedral. A deep history and a lovely setting. Exhibition and cafe also excellent.

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Guysborough, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Very pleased that we went out of our way to visit the Abbey, so beautiful. The Refectory was also delicious, one of our top 3 eating spots during our 2 week vacation :)

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a lovely way to spend an hour on a rainy day Very informative in the new museum part and the abbey was delightful and so much bigger than I imagined. Stained glass windows were beautiful

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Leeds
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Abbey in February. There is not an awful lot to see in Hexham, and this is probably the main attraction. It is free entry, and preserved nicely. You can make a donation to the upkeep of the Abbey if you so wish. There is a crypt beneath, although I didn't venture down into it. My wife did,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Hexham Abbey is beautiful, visitors to the town are recommended to visit as it gives a great insight into history of the town/the Abbey itself and the people who lived there. There is no entry fee but donations are welcomed. There are some beautiful stained glass windows to see, historical artefacts (stonework, artwork etc.), you are free to wander round... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a great place what a great town shame there are no signs! No signs to the Town centre. No signs to a car park that is not jammed full to the gunwhales. The only signs are showing the way out of town ! Does Hexham really not want to tell anyone about this resplendent wonder in the Northumberland crown?... More 

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Clinton, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This was a beautiful old church... There was a memorial service just warpping up, but the Abbey was still open for viewing. People were respectful, quiet, thoughtful. It was fascinating, for one from a 'young' country, to see the intricate, ornate art that has survived hundreds of years... It really should be a must-see if you're in the area.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

On a trip to Northumberland stopped off to break the journey at Hexham. We were amazed to find the history of the rise of Christianity on the walls inside. But more impressive was the building itself and is well worth a look. We found that although people were viewing the Abbey people respected the building and we were able to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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