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Hexham Abbey

Hexham, England
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Ranked #4 of 13 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited hexham a few times mainly for race meetings but this time was to show my wife round the abbey.It was market day so it was quite busy. THe abbey is a wonderful building and full of history but it was a bit overcast and rainy on this day so we had to cut short our visit.My wife is more... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Hexham itself is well worth a visit. Local public parking next to the Tourist Information Centre (free public toilets and Waitrose supermarket) is plentiful and cheap. Walk up the steep hill (it's not far) and the centre of Hexham has a good range of shops and some lovely restaurants - but the Abbey is wonderful, it is so peaceful inside... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting place with lots of opportunities for reflection. Shame the new exhibition wasn't open yet, but it looks fascinating. The kid's corner was a good idea, although you couldn't make too much noise because it would spoil the atmposphere.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Greeted by a very friendly chap who explained the architecture and the history of the Abbey. The painted screen is from the 15th century for example. The crypt is built from reused roman stone so look for inscriptions here and there. Shop on site selling local produce such as jams and fudge.

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Abbey offers a calming experience and transports you back in time. It has a number of facets ranging from art to history that will appeal to a variety of visitors.

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This abbey in the centre of the old market town is reason enough to visit Hexham. Compact and unpretentious, its interior is beautifully atmospheric. The old worn staircase is stunning.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This a very peaceful Abbey and well worth taking time to visit, the building is very impressive and the history is also interesting

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A peaceful and beautiful Abbey Church. Very welcoming place. People there kind and helpful. Highly recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is such an atmospheric , historical and special place. Visited during the Art Tour so a few great and unusual artists in the Abbey at the time. Really interesting windows - always worth a visit to the Abbey shop next door also.

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Corbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A real historic treasure with a friendly team of advisors and guides.It is a truly ancient and important monument

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