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Hexham Abbey
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Northumberland National Park, UK

Hexham Abbey

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Hexham Abbey

In his book England’s Thousand Best Churches (Penguin Books, 2000), Simon Jenkins wrote: “Few churches in the North of England equal the spectacular interior and monastic relics of Hexham.”

There has been a church on this site over for 1300 years since Queen Etheldreda made a grant of lands to Wilfrid, Bishop of York c.674.

Address and Contact Details for Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey
Beaumont Street
Northumberland NE46 3NB

44 (0) 1434 602031

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Northumberland National Park

The empty, peaceful hills, rich wildlife and panoramic vistas of Northumberland National Park belie a turbulent past. Warring Scots and English, skirmishing tribes, cattle hustling (reiving) and whisky smuggling have all left traces on ancient routes through the Cheviot Hills. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans on Hadrian's Wall which slices through the southern edge of the national park and formed the northern boundary of their empire. Now an International Dark Sky Park and home to the world famous Kielder Water and Kielder Observatory, the Northumberland National Park affords some of the wildest and most unspoilt landscapes in England and a perfect place from which to study the sky at night. 

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Other Local Activities in Northumberland National Park

  • Fishing on the River Till
  • Hexham
  • Hexham Abbey
  • Kielder Water and Forest Park