Hexham

Hexham is 25 miles to the west of Newcastle and is a historic market town and is the main gateway to Hadrian's Wall. The skyline to the town is dominated by Hexham Abbey which originated as a monastery built by Saint Wilfrid in 674. The original building was sacked by the Vikings in 876. Much of it was rebuilt in the late 12th century in an early Gothic style.

Next to the Abbey is a shambles covered market that dates from 1745. Market day is a Tuesday. At the end of the market place stands the Moot Hall, a Grade 1 listed building that was originally a Gatehouse dating from the 15th century that was once part of the town defences. It has also been used as a court house and is currently being used by the council.

Other prominent buildings include the Old Gaol which is now a museum.

Although people visit Hexham in it's own right, the other major attraction in the area is Hadrian's Wall. North of Hexham is Chesters Fort known as Cilurnium, which was built to guard the river bridge. There are a number of other sites that remain within a short drive from the town

Hotels in Hexham

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

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Westgarth Cottage
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Station Inn
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Loughbrow House
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Travellers Rest
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Hall Bank Guest House

Holiday Homes in the area.