Welcome to Hexham

Once the haunt of marauding Vikings 1300 years ago, nowadays Hexham proudly holds the title of England’s favourite market town – as voted by Country Life magazine.

The town centre here is filled with winding streets with Hexham Abbey, the keystone of Hexham’s assets, at its hub.  This flourishing place of worship was founded by the Northumbrian saint and bishop Wilfrid in 674.

There's plenty to see in Hexham

There's plenty to see in Hexham

Pay a visit to Hexham’s Old Gaol – an imposing stone cube, built in 1333 as England’s first purpose-built prison. The building’s history – and that of its infamous inhabitants including the Border Reivers – is told in full, gruesome glory across its four floors. 

Cheer on a winner at the races. Hexham racecourse is built on a hill overlooking the town, so as well as getting a good view of the racing, enjoy grandstand views of the rolling countryside surrounding the town too.

Hexham enjoys a buzzing arts and cultural scene. Take a stroll around the town’s many galleries. Catch a performace at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, a magnificent Victorian building facing Hexham Abbey which attracts the best international and national artists from music, drama  and dance.

Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey

Go shop in Hexham’s many eclectic independent shops while a browse through the town’s market stalls will yield many a bargain.  You’ll find market stalls every day of the week in Hexham’s ancient Shambles while the Market Place - sandwiched between the Abbey and the town’s 15th century Moot Hall -  hosts a full market every Tuesday and Saturday. Stock up on local produce too at Hexham’s twice-monthly acclaimed farmers market too.

Bookworms should make for the Hexham Book Festival when writers descend on the town in a literary extravaganza.

Hexham is the perfect springboard to the area’s unmissable attractions including Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Water & Forest Park.

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The Boatside Inn
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
A welcoming country pub offering traditional Sunday lunch, full restaurant menu and bar meals. Meals are served in the restaurant or bar with its log fire, or on sunny summer days in the beer garden. ...
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Accommodation
Hexham
Beautiful, 19th century converted chapel in central Hexham with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and peaceful town garden ...
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Motor boat
Wildlife events
Come and join us for an afternoon or early evening Osprey and Wildlife motor boat cruise around Kielder Water. Enjoy a guided trip around the lake with us to take in as much wildlife as we can.&n ...
High Keenley Fell Farm in Allendale
Free to Book
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Stunningly situated in the North Pennines AONB. We offer comfortable modern rooms and far reaching views on our working livestock farm. ...
Exterior
Eviivo
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Inn
Hexham
A charming countryside Inn offering comfortable accommodation, high quality delicious home cooked food, real ales and fine wines close to Hadrian's Wall. ...
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Restaurant
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
Home cooked food using local produce, welcoming bar, restaurant and accommodation set in breath taking scenery. ...
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World Rivers Day
Family event
Hexham
Join us on World Rivers Day and find out what creepy-crawlies lurk in the hidden depths of the River Breamish ...
What does the river say?
Outdoor Event
Hexham
This is a reflective mindfulness walk along the Tyne… looking and listening and sharing words. ...
Battlesteads outside
Book online
Hotel
Hexham
An 18thC Inn, formerly a farmhouse, in the heart of rural Northumberland close to the Roman Wall, Kielder Water and North Tyne Valley. ...
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Chesters Tearoom 1
Cafes, Tearooms & Coffee Shops
Hexham
Relax and take a break on Hadrian's Wall  If you're marching forth along Hadrian's Wall then why not take a break at Chesters Tearoom, situated in the grounds of Chesters Roman Fort. Chesters is ...
Queens Hall
Tourist Information Centre
Hexham
Hexham Tourist Information Centre is the best place to find information on Hadrian's Wall, attractions, events, eating out, accommodation, walks, and much more, for Tynedale, North East England and th ...
The Bastle at Falstone Farmhouse
Self Catering
Hexham
Falstone Farmhouse Sleeps 8-10 (or at a reduced rate 4-6).So together with Falstone Barns which sleeps 14 and PoSHHuts, which sleeps 4; it offers an ideal location for a private party of 28 guests. (E ...
Exterior
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
A charming countryside inn offering comfortable accommodation, high quality delicious home cooked food, real ales and fine wines close to Hadrian's Wall we also have our own Stanegate Heritage room. & ...
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Outside Roses Bower Lodge
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Self Catering
Hexham
Four Star self-catering cottage (sleeps 4)  on a working sheep farm with stunning views of the beautiful Wark's Burn and within the Northumberland National Park. ...
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Cafe
Cafes, Tearooms & Coffee Shops
Hexham
At Hadrian’s Wall, it’s about making new discoveries and there’s plenty to see on your visit to this World Heritage Site - so the grab-and-go approach is highly recommended when it c ...
Allout Adventures
Adventure Sports
Hexham
Welcome to Allout Adventures. The North Easts largest outdoor activity company. Bring along friends, family or work colleagues for an unforgettable experience!   Chose from an exhilarating ...
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Market Day
Markets
Hexham
Hexham farmers market is the regional representative in the 'Best Market' category in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2015... ...
Walwick Hall External
Hotel
Hexham
10 bedroomed country house hotel with upmarket Dining and Spa. 7ml from Hexham and sits atop of Hadrians Wall. ...
Pennine
Free to Book
Self Catering
Hexham
Set in a quiet and private location within the Northumberland National Park, Brown Rigg can sleep up to 24. ...
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Outside Grindon Cartshed
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Self Catering
Hexham
A warm welcome awaits at the beautifully converted Cartshed within walking distance of Hadrian's Wall. Ideal location for touring. ...
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Volunteer Guided Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Hexham
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is Dipping Delights.  ...
Henshaw Barn
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
 VISIT HENSHAW BARN - a beautiful rustic building deep in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country. ...
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The Racecourse Lodge
Self Catering
Hexham
Situated 2½ miles from the historic market town of Hexham, our unique self-catering lodge is located within the Hexham Racecourse complex with a backdrop of magnificent scenery. ...
Mestival 2017
Sporting Event
Hexham
Run or crawl (your choice!) your way around the grounds of Hesleyside Hall, the stunning backdrop for Mestival 2017. ...
You'll be captivated
Group Attraction
Hexham
Explore the oldest purpose built prison in England and discover the violent border life of the reivers. ...
Rangers Favourite Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
One of the Ranger's favorite walks, this follows a circular route passing magnificent meadows and babbling burns.  ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Hexham
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is Orien'tree'ing.  ...
Outside Haydon Bridge Tourist Information Point
Tourist Information Point
Hexham
Community and Visitor Information Point providing information about attractions and tourist accommodation in Northumberland. Information on the history and attractions of the Haydon Bridge area includ ...
Northumberland Day Celebrations at Langley Castle
Family event
Hexham
On Saturday, May 27, Langley’s 10-acre grounds will be the scene of a re-enactment organised by military historian, John Sadler ...
living
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Self Catering
Hexham
Woodside Lodge is a contemporary and secluded 5 star Gold luxury retreat for two five miles south of Hexham. Winner of North East England Tourism Self Catering Property of the Year 2016 Short breaks ...
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Allen Valley Crafted Miracles
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
13 scenes from the Gospels crafted by churches, schools and community groups in the Allen Valleys ...
Treasure Trail Challenge
Family event
Hexham
Have fun in Northumberland National Park following one of our trails around Wooler Common.  ...
Restaurant
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Inn
Hexham
Home cooked food using local produce, welcoming bar, restaurant and accommodation set in breath taking scenery ...
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Beyond the End of the Road
Music & Dance
Hexham
A Unique Northumberland Musical and Midsummer Shindig. When the city meets the Northumberland countryside, all is not what it seems… ...
Harthope Valley
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
This Harthope Valley walk has a short steep climb which is worth the effort for spectacular views of valley and coast.  ...
Outside Battlesteads
Restaurant
Hexham
An award winning homely 4 star Inn and Restaurant near Hexham with a secret walled garden, beautifully sunny conservatory, cosy wood burning fireplace and inviting accommodation. ...
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Hexham Art Club Spring Exhibition
Exhibition
Hexham
New paintings and drawings by local artists. ...
Exterior
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Hexham
Country inn near Kielder Water. Morning coffee, bar lunches and dinners. AA, ETB and VB 4 diamonds Silver award. ...
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Four Poster
Laterooms
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Hotel
Hexham
Spacious country hall in large grounds. Indoor swimming pool, sauna, fishing, cricket field and golf course opposite. Award-winning hotel and restaurant. ...
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External shot of the Observatory
Science and Technology
Hexham
An accessible, public astronomical observatory offering talks, activities, drop in sessions, stargazing and Astro courses to suit anyone from the absolute beginner to the professional. ...
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Leazes Head B&B
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Leazes Head is ideally situated minutes from the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail and 0.6 miles from Chesters Roman Fort. Set in beautiful countryside,Leazes Head is the perfect retreat from a day ...
Wild Food Forage and Feast
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Our full day foraging courses begin in the springtime when the new growth of plants produces an abundance of choice for the forager. From the versatile ramson (wild garlic), to the unique flavour of h ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
A former 18th Century Coaching Inn, Eals Lodge is now a 4 star bed & breakfast set within the Northumberland National Park. ...
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Hexham Old Gaol
Museums and galleries
Hexham
Tour the Old Gaol, 1330AD, by glass lift. Meet the gaoler, see a Reiver raid and try on costumes. ...
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Outside Boatside Inn Holiday Cottages
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Self Catering
Hexham
An excellent countryside Inn offering 2 cottages adjacent. Both are well equipped and ideally situated for countryside activities. Day tickets available for Salmon Fishing. ...
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The Farmhouse and Lodge
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Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Carraw Bed and Breakfast, is one of the finest luxury Northumberland Guest Houses, situated on the foundations of Hadrian’s Wall, with a sublime hilltop setting overlooking open countryside of N ...
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The Moothall
Wedding Venue
Hexham
The Old Gaol and the historic Moothall offer two unusual and unique venues to hold a wedding ceremony.Although the medieval buildings look imposing from the outside internally the spaces combine the o ...
Exterior
Laterooms
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Inn
Hexham
This historic 17thC inn lies within the Northumberland National Park and is close to Kielder Water. Out and about there is walking, golfing, cycling, riding, fishing and all water sports are nearby. ...
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Wildlife and Osprey Motor Boat Cruise
Wildlife events
Enjoy a guided motor boat trip around beautiful Kielder Water, with experienced Calvert Trust staff and knowledgeable NWT volunteers ...
Mid Summer Madness
Exhibition
Hexham
An exhibition of new paintings, also prints, gifts and cards. Paintings are hung throughout the house, visitors are welcome to browse. ...
Arial View of Hexham Abbey
Church
Hexham
Situated in the heart of the market town of Hexham, Hexham Abbey is one of the most-visited free attractions in the North East and has a new visitor centre, an interactive exhibition, cafe, and shop. ...
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Debs In the Kitchen
Group Food, Drink & Shopping
Hexham
DELICIOUS AND DELIVERED  Home Cooked Food  PICNICS, SUPPERS, DINNERS  and more!  Home baked and individually hand packed. Choice of menus. No queues, No hassle!  Don' ...
The Boatside Inn
Eviivo
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Inn
Hexham
An excellent countryside Inn offering B&B accommodation, fine dining and real ales. Ideally situated for countryside activities. ...
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Outside The Old Farmhouse
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Self Catering
Hexham
The Old Farmhouse is located on a 600 acre hill farm in the Northumberland National park in Hadrian's Wall country, offering self catering in this cosy barn conversion. ...
exterior
Eviivo
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Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Homely converted barn in beautiful open countryside yet close to Hexham. Delightful en suite accommodation, excellent breakfast and warm welcome assured. Working Alpaca Farm. ...
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St Mungo's Church
Church
Hexham
Beautiful 13th century church with a long history of worship by local families through the centuries. ...
reception
Caravan & Camping
Hexham
Secluded rural site set in picturesque woodland, 1.5 miles from the village of Acomb. It is only 1 mile from Hadrian's Wall. Superb toilet and shower facilities. Brochure available. ...
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Hexham Town B&B
Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
Our bed and breakfast is ideally situated in a quiet residential area in the centre of Hexham, 10 mins walk from the train station, only 3 mins from the abbey and market place in the historic town cen ...
Outside Moorgair Cottage in Slaley
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Self Catering
Hexham
Beautifully appointed 2 bedroomed cottage adjoining original farmhouse on small farm. Home of Moorgair Alpacas. Private garden and parking. ...
Finechambers Chapel
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Self Catering
Hexham
Four star rated. Converted chapel. Self catering. Sleeps six (plus cot). 2 bath/shower rooms. One bedroom and shower room on ground floor. Enclosed garden. One dog accepted. ...
Loughbrow House Exterior
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Bed & Breakfast
Hexham
This country is house 1 mile from Hexham. Overlooking the river Tyne and set in 9 acres of beautiful gardens. ...
Outside Old High Shield
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Self Catering
Hexham
Old High Shield Cottage self-catering for two.  Views over Vindolanda and the Roman Wall.   Cottage powered by biofuel and PV ...

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