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Hexham Abbey

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Address: Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
Phone Number: +44 1434 602031
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This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.

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Winderful

My friends and I trained as teachers at The Hydro on Allendale Road over 40 years ago and have just had a reunion back in Hexham. What a wonderful building Hexham is. We never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gill W
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Diss, United Kingdom
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Diss, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I trained as teachers at The Hydro on Allendale Road over 40 years ago and have just had a reunion back in Hexham. What a wonderful building Hexham is. We never fully appreciated this magnificent building in fact we are not sure if we ever went in then. Well worth a visit and the gift shop and... More 

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Thank Gill W
Bristol
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful building right in the centre of the attractive town of Hexham. Helpful volunteers open the crypt at regular intervals - a gloomy place full of fascinating re-used Roman stones. More Roman stones in the nave. Spell-binding medieval night stair with famous Roman tombstone nearby. Gorgeous, humorous carvings on one of the chantry chapels. A lovely place to explore, with... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A place that you must visit when in Hexham - the Abbey is much larger than it appears from the outside.......and the stone arches.....and the stained glass......a must see

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Thank An_Old_Burian
Otterburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How can you review an incredible building such as this? It is majestic ,such atmosphere generations of worshippers,sinners etc have left their mark . The buildings immediately around also add to the experience

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Thank stalin01
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being fairly local to the area I have attended weddings and funerals but did not have time to soak up the atmosphere. My family and I attended a Christening here recently and arrived with time to spare so decided to explore this ancient building. The 'Big Story' is an interactive museum and exhibition where you can experience historical events and... More 

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Thank Thea H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect the abbey to be so large. It's wonderful inside, very grand. Well worth popping in. It's interesting to see the different types of stone work outside.

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Thank TheRelfster
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter found the Abbey more interesting then I was expecting. There is a very informative museum area covering the history of the Abbey.

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Thank falconlock
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The abbey is really beautiful and was impressive. It was a lot more than I expected! There is plenty to explore if you make the time to stop in. The accompanying museum is also very good and has activities for children. Be sure to ask the attendant if you can see the Abbey crypt. There are "recycled" Roman stones down... More 

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Thank Shtina S
Brampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peaceful abbey with links to the past with a level;y atmosphere. The abbey is in the centre of a very pleasant town so any visit should include a walk around the town centre.

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Thank Sheila H
County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved looking at this beautiful building. The inside stonework and glass windows are breathtaking. Peaceful, informative and clean, with several historical relics to see. Well worth a visit 👍

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