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Hexham Abbey

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Address: Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
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+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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An impressive place

The abbey stands in the middle of Hexham, a beautiful town in it's own right, and is well worth a visit. There has been an abbey on this site since 673AD and the current building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The abbey stands in the middle of Hexham, a beautiful town in it's own right, and is well worth a visit. There has been an abbey on this site since 673AD and the current building is splendid. The history and scale are well worth a bit of time.

Thank Notdunroaming
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Abbey whilst staying in the town. Audio tours were available and very helpful. One of the most interesting places we have visited. One of the volunteers also spent time speaking with us and pointing out particular items of interest.

Thank Lyn B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is familiar, so no surprises. What was outstanding was the really friendly and helpful attitude to visitors in general and photography in particular. The place couldn't be bettered for its welcome. It is plainly a well loved and well looked after building, but the nice people made it.

Thank 3derek
Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to visit Hexham Abbey very frequently around a decade ago and this is our first trip back since then. The Abbey is beautiful and interesting and there has clearly been some significant investment in facilities including cafe, exhibition space and covered cloister area. The Abbey is well lit but feels somewhat cluttered. There are informative displays throughout. Sadly... More 

Thank Charlotte B
owen295424, Manager at Hexham Abbey, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear your visit was let down by the Abbey feeling cluttered, perhaps as we were getting cleared up after the very busy christmas period some items gave this impression. We time our shop stocktake to coincide with the end of the holiday periond, and the school holidays finishing as there is not an 'ideal' slot to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to plenty of churches/cathedrals/abbeys during my travels but this one stands out. Interesting carvings, a crypt, and a fantastic visitor center with lots of hands on activities.

Thank Sierra R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Hexham Abbey yesterday, 30 December 2016. What a magnificent building it is, and with glorious stained glass. The lady welcomers were warm and friendly, as well as knowledgeable, and there was no pressure - you're free to wander round, ask questions, take photographs - whatever. We lunched in the superb refectory cafe, which serves a wide choice of delicious... More 

Thank Susan J
Stanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit for a family with a teenager and a young child. The Abbey is always beautiful. This review is for the Abbey cafe. It is very peaceful. Uncrowded. Accessed from behind the Abbey. Wheelchair accessible. Large dining area. Clean. Delicious food for vegetarians too. Food served in good time. No noisy music. Staff all nice. Unhurried, tranquil. A delight.... More 

Thank FairyAngelican
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, inspiring church. So much history and exhibitions of stories about the Abbey laid out beautifully. Thoroughly enjoyable place!

Thank 107rene
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking at Abbey from outside your in awe the place is beautiful and inside its calming and a very nice pkace to visit the stain glass windows are just fantastic every thing about the abbey is well worth a visit also the abbey shop is nice to get gifts l.

Thank Daniel S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous building with a great history. My daughter is studying archaeology and was fascinated, especially by the crypt which you can visit at 11am and 3.30pm. Very worth while. The volunteer guide we spoke to was excellent and we spent a great hour here. A must see place when in Hexham

Thank David J

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