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Address: Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
Phone Number: +44 1434 602031
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.

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Fantastic place to visit in a pleasant town

A very interesting church well worth visiting. There is an abundance of Roman building material inside and out especially in the crypt. Also a very well-preserved Roman headstone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting church well worth visiting. There is an abundance of Roman building material inside and out especially in the crypt. Also a very well-preserved Roman headstone to see.

Thank Hemmo1968
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the tombstone of a roman shoulder through the crypt of St Wilfred, medieval paintings and a 20th century nave this is an enthralling place with an excellent chronological exhibition. Staff are friendly and informative..and you don't have to pay, but I suggest you make a substantial contribution, this place is a northern wonder. The food in the café is... More 

Thank Grumpigrandpa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is absolutely beautiful and they have a shop too and the man is so helpful when I was choosing something religious to buy for my uncle. Absolutely worth a visit

Thank Christie1992
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large Cathedral, with very informative exhibitions. The guides were excellent, especially the one who told us about the crypt. A sense of reverence in the air and not crowded. We loved it and would go again.

Thank rosieposielakes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We do like visiting a good church and this one is excellent. It dominates the centre of Hexham and is impossible to miss. It opens from 9.30 to 17.00 and has plenty of interpretation boards, information leaflets and audio headsets. We were particularly impressed by the 13th century 'night stair' which provided aerial views of the interior and some of... More 

Thank mikeedeedee
Gateshead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved wandering round this abbey looking at all the different architectural styles. The 'our story' exhibition was informative and made the trip fun for the kids too. Beautiful place :-)

Thank QueenNeen
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are residents of the north east and the Big Story provided fascinating and extremely interesting information of the history of the abbey and local area, some of which we were not even aware of. There are also hands on exhibits, the interactive displays are well worth reading. Hexham Abbey is always welcoming and is a must... More 

Thank Ian M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if you are in Hexham. The Big Story exhibition gives a fascinating insight into the history of the Abbey in an interactive way. The stained glass windows are beautiful and we were able to go down and have a look at the crypt. Staff are very friendly and eager to share their knowledge.

Thank shellp633
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd never even heard of Hexhdm abbey before popping in. A beautiful building full of art and artifacts from the Tomsn period onward. Essential visit if you're in Hexham.

Thank Brian S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hexham Abbey is a beautiful 7th century building dominating centre of Hexham. A major tourist attraction. Regular services and many other local activities, being part of town activities like Christmas fair. Not to be missed.

Thank Tony B

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