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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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St.Michael's Church in the village of WALL in the county of NORTHUMBERLAND - August 2003

Wall (1 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction N of Hexham)

The village of Wall lies in the high uplands of Northumberland in spacious countryside bordered by the rivers South Tyne and North Tyne, close to Chester's Fort on historic Hadrian's Wall...

Bridge over the River Tyne at Corbridge, Northumberland

Corbridge (31 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction E of Hexham)

Located in Northumberland, Corbridge is a historic market town with Roman connections. It features charming streets, historic buildings, and the Corbridge Roman Town archaeological site...

Allendale village, Northumberland

Allendale Town (23 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction SW of Hexham)

This picturesque Northumberland village enjoys a lovely location in the fine hill and dale countryside of the beautiful East Allen Valley...

Inside the Church

Blanchland (38 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction S of Hexham)

Blanchland is a small picturesque village nestled beside the river in the Derwent Valley within the North Pennines Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is surrounded by.....

The Church at Whitfield, Northumberland

Whitfield (2 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction W of Hexham)

This is a picturesque village lying amongst sprawling open countryside criss crossed by dancing streams, tributaries of the River West Allen...

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Hexham Abbey, Northumberland

Hexham Abbey (10 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

Hexham Abbey is a refoundation of a church which stood on this spot in the year 675, it survived until 821, later the town was.....

A picture of Tyne Green Country Park

Tyne Green Country Park (1 Pictures)

(0.9 miles, 1.5 km)


The River North Tyne

Chesters Roman Fort (Cilvrnvm) (71 Pictures)

(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction N)


Mithraeum temple near Brocolitia roman fort Milecastle

Carrawburgh Roman Fort (Brocolitia) (2 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction NW)


Langley Castle Hotel, Tynedale, Northumberland

Langley Castle (3 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction W)

Built in 1350, during the reign of Edward III, the castle has retained its architectural integrity and is regarded as one of the.....

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall & Housesteads Fort (36 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.9 km, direction W)

Wild and evocative remains of the Roman Empire's most northerly defences, with panoramic views. Roman barracks and some of the.....

Blanchland Abbey, Northumberland

Blanchland Abbey (1 Pictures)

(8.9 miles, 14.4 km, direction S)

Blanchland Abbey was founded as a priory in 1165 by Walter de Bolbec II, and became an abbey in the late 13th century. The.....

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