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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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A wonderful historic building

Though I'm no stranger to Hexham this was my first time inside the Abbey. It's a fascinating place, much like York Minster or Norwich Cathedral but on a smaller scale. It doesn't... read more

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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Though I'm no stranger to Hexham this was my first time inside the Abbey. It's a fascinating place, much like York Minster or Norwich Cathedral but on a smaller scale. It doesn't lack for history. The main part is still a working church but there's a modern museum-style extension housing displays and exhibits, where you get more of a sense... More 

Thank BayWalkerScotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we were impressed by the Abbey itself, atchitecture is amazing, organ was great and the venue is very child friendly

Thank Ярослава К
San Francisco
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped for an hour here, and were delighted with the Abbey and surrounding streets, The Abbey was peaceful and welcoming in a lovely setting. A cafe and shop were also available. Food was excellent and all home made. The streets in this town are interesting with many small independents and many larger known names. We enjoyed our visit very... More 

Thank Heather A
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit - and allow at least an hour as there is more here than you might expect. Some lovely stonework, some dating back before the Norman Conquest, plus knowlegeable and friendly local guides to show you around.

Thank Steve C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beautiful Abbey, founded in AD 674, in to be found in the centre of this Northumbrian market town, on the edge of the Sele Park. There is a rich heritage to this church, with much to discover within its walls. This remains a busy parish church at the heart of the town. There is also a shop and Refectory... More 

Thank Hilport
Hexham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely setting. Some beautiful wood and stone work inside. The cafe does all home baking and a range of scones, cakes and great coffee. Outside is the park for a walk if it's good weather

Thank Bridget W
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey goes way back to the Middle Ages and has Roman stones in the crypt, so layers of history going back centuries. The staff are very welcoming and explain the history and what you can see, there is often an organist practising and the whole experience is very calming and interesting at the same time.

Thank Maggie C
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Abbey on a rainy day not expecting a great deal, but was astonished by what I found! The Abbey itself is a fascinating building, with a number of Anglo-Saxon carvings, and a beautiful 16th century rood screen. Most impressive, though, are the exhibitions in the adjoining Priory. The displays are brilliantly put together and engaging for... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit. Glad I went. It was one of the hottest days of the year so more of an incentive to visit, though you don't need one. Free to enter, no problems with a phone camera. I hired one of the Head Sets for visitors for £3, very informative. There was 2 guides present so I was... More 

Thank Klivex
Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in after looking around the grounds, found the refreshment area very light and spacious. It serves quite a good menu and a wide choice of non alcoholic drinks. We just had two Americano coffees which were not over priced.

Thank RogerLowestoft

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