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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.
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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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