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a Historic Market Town in the county of Northumberland

The River Tyne at Hexham
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About Hexham

Historic market town where for centuries the sheep and cattle farmers of Northumberland gathered for the Tuesday market beside Hexham Abbey.

Today, the market still continues in the shadow of the abbey, with the town being noted for this and for its rich array of fine buildings - these include the Abbey with roots going back to the 7th century, the Old Goal which is thought to be the oldest of its kind in the country, and the Moothall - the gatehouse tower leading to the buildings of the Bailiff's Hall. The Old Goal is now houses the fascinating Border History Museum, this tells of the lawless Reivers, the border families of the 16th century, and of the Wardens and their courts, the towers and bastles of the Border Dales. There is also a research library in the building.

Hexham, with its close proximity to the Pennine Way, Hadrian's Wall and the Border Forest Park, is now very much an inland resort town. It offers a good choice of shops including antiques, inns, restaurants, and a fine selection of hotels. The River South Tyne offers scope for relaxation, with riverside walks, boating and fishing. In the town there are properties from the 16th and 17th centuries. Hexham National Hunt Race Course is a favourite with people from all over the county, there are three golf courses meeting the demands of the energetic, and there is a pleasant country park for more gentle pursuits.

In the rich agricultural countryside surrounding Hexham visitors will find a number of charming villages to explore, some with quaint sounding names such as Juniper, Slaley and Steel.

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Best Western Beaumont Hotel in Hexham, Northumberland, England3 stars

Best Western Beaumont Hotel

Hexham, Northumberland, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Best Western Beaumont Hotel is situated in the heart of the market town of Hexham, less than 10 minutes’ walk to the rail station. With a restaurant and a bar, it offers bed and breakfast accommodat...
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Ranters Chapel in Hexham, Northumberland, England

Ranters Chapel

Hexham, Northumberland, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Ranters Chapel is a semi-detached holiday home with a garden, situated in Hexham. The unit is 31 km from Newcastle upon Tyne. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property....
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The County Hotel in Hexham, Northumberland, England

The County Hotel

Hexham, Northumberland, England (0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
The County Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Hexham. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. Extras include free toiletries and a hair dryer. The County Hotel f...
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Station Inn in Hexham, Northumberland, England

Station Inn

Hexham, Northumberland, England (0.7 miles, 1.1 km)
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Low West in Hexham, Northumberland, England

Low West

Hexham, Northumberland, England (0.9 miles, 1.5 km)
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Willow Cottage

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Anick Grange Farm B&B in Hexham, Northumberland, England4 stars

Anick Grange Farm B&B

Hexham, Northumberland, England (1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction E)
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Nearby travel help

Hexham Station(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Corbridge Station(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction E)
Newcastle International Airport(17.2 miles, 27.7 km, direction E)
New Bridge Street(20.2 miles, 32.5 km, direction E)
A1(M) Junction 65(22.6 miles, 36.4 km, direction E)
Teesside International Airport(42.0 miles, 67.7 km, direction SE)
Hexham to London(253.3 miles, 407.5 km, direction S)