Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey: Hours, Address, Hexham Abbey Reviews: 4.5/5

Hexham Abbey
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.
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mozart21
Crowland, UK522 contributions
Big abbey, small town
May 2021 • Couples
Amazingly large abbey in a small place. Exhibition explaining history particularly good - everything clear without being overwhelming. My favourite single item is the tapestry for the millennium (Hexham 2000) so it’s not just the ancient but the modern too. Crypt closed till July.
Written June 19, 2021
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Jane J
Cheltenham, UK53 contributions
Lovely walk but quite steep in places
Jun 2021
This is a great place to visit to see Hadrian’s Wall and some spectacular views of Northumbria. The path to the Wall is picturesque but then gets very steep, so no good if you have mobility issues. We walked quite a way along the wall and then cut down to the road and a very pleasant walk through woods back to the car park.
Written June 7, 2021
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tomsam
Southport, UK591 contributions
Great to walk around a place of worship
Apr 2021 • Couples
Visited Hexham and was blown away this was open to walk round and enjoy . It was lovely being able to do something normal . Suggestion of £5 was great on way out for admission contactless . Beautiful building and lit a candle to remember friends that are no longer with us . Looked amazing the restaurant set up outside too . Well done
Written April 28, 2021
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Sam3314
Derby, UK1,514 contributions
Stunning building and interesting furnishings
Apr 2021
We were really pleased to find that we could visit and it really was wonderful. The building has a history of over 1000 years with lots of phases of building. The abbey has some stunning features including an Anglo-Saxon cathedra, an Anglo-Saxon chalice, a stunning Jacobean carved bench, good misericords and 15th century painted wooden panels. It also has the only extant night stairs in Britain. Staff and volunteers are really friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Entry is free, donations are encouraged but just by the opportunity rather than staff. The crypt is currently closed.
Written April 25, 2021
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Me71638395
Hexham, UK4 contributions
Big and beautiful
Nov 2020
So big inside and actually beautiful. I have lived by here forever and never actually been inside. Wish I could get hitched here
Written April 20, 2021
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Ian K
Alnwick, UK650 contributions
Phenomenal holy place
Dec 2020
What a magnificent church! A wonderful welcome from friendly and helpful staff to a thriving church. The architecture is breathtaking, the size is bigger than many cathedrals, and this is a place not to be missed. I went to pray, and felt God's presence there
Written December 16, 2020
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Bamez
Haydon Bridge, UK52 contributions
Lovely visit
Oct 2020 • Family
We really enjoyed our visit here. The ladies who greeted us were very welcoming and knowledgable.
Lots to look at and it’s very beautiful. Highly recommended a visit.
Written October 23, 2020
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Amanda C
500 contributions
Impressive
Sep 2020 • Couples
What a beautiful building and so many things to see inside. I was impressed by the achitechture of it. The small chapel at the back is a nice place to sit and just take a moment. The people that welcome you are very friendly. There is a shop, cafe and toilets. It has procedures in place for distancing etc so it is a safe place to visit.
I recommend it.
Written September 30, 2020
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Tracytraveller
Newport, UK7 contributions
Interesting place
Sep 2020
The Abbey has an exhibition and a nice cafe on site. The organ is of particular interest. Worth a visit for an interesting couple of hours.
Written September 30, 2020
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sarahcK781SR
Weston super Mare, UK277 contributions
Great visit
Sep 2020
Great visit, surprised at how large it is, beautiful to walk around. Covid safe enviroment, lovely park to the side.
Written September 27, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM