Hexham Travel Guide

  • Hexham
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  • Hexham
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  • Hexham Abbey
    Hexham Abbey
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Hexham Things to Do

  • Hadrian's Wall

    I made a number of trips to Hadrian's Wall including when I used to visit my parents when they lived in Hexham.*To update futher*

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  • Roman Vindolanda & Roman Army Museum

    Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum showcase the Roman Wall and Roman military presence on the northern border of their domain in Britain. There is still excavation going on and the sites have substantial information, plus one can see parts of a Roman fort and resconstructed towers, etc.

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  • Eerie stone carvings in the Crypt

    The Crypt of the Abbey has some interesting throw-offs from the past. For example, there are several artifacts from Roman Britain, including the tombstone of a soldier who was stationed here, and fragments of a Roman temple. There's also this fascinating Saxon-era altarpiece, perhaps from the 8th or 9th century. The carved figures are not at all...

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  • Renaissance-era Rood Screen in Hexham...

    It's unusual to see rood (altar) screen paintings in England. The Puritans did an effective job of destroying most of them in the 17th century. (In some ways, they were England's versions of the Taliban. . . Not all ways, though.) The rood screen at Hexham is very well preserved. Among the subjects depicted here is "The Dance of Death."

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  • Hexham Abbey

    Simon Jenkins gives Hexham Abbey four stars in his extremely useful guidebook, "England's Thousand Best Churches." (I highly recommend it to anyone interested in English church-hopping.) The church is the epitome of the tradition of architecture by accretion: Anglo-Saxon foundations, early medieval staircase, renaissance era rood screen, twentieth...

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  • Hexham Abbey

    Hexham Abbey is a lovely old building, with lots of interesting features. It's free to go and have a wander around, or just to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Hexham Hotels

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  • The Hexham Royal Hotel

    On arrival at this hotel, having paid in full by credit card in advance, we were told there was no...

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  • Langley Castle Hotel

    Langley-on-Tyne, Hexham, NE47 5LU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Battlesteads Hotel

    Wark Village, Hexham, NE48 3LS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Hexham Restaurants

  • Best Indian Food in Hexham

    The whole set up at Saathi is excellent - the food is outstanding. We have never had a bad meal. We find the extra pull is the fact that the food is slightly unique to that of other resteraunts in terms of the way in which it is cooked and/or the recipies they use. This makes ordering here a little more exciting. The service is top notch and very...

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  • Excellent curries!

    One of the best Indian restaurants I have ever eaten in! The food is delicious - everything I have tried on the menu has been exceptional. Service is first class. The ambience is pleasant, without the usual problem of having too many tables crammed in. I eat at this restaurant relatively frequently, and have yet to have a disappointing meal....

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  • Cosy bistro - excellent food

    A small restaurant, set just off Hexham's main street. There's a great variety of food, all listed on the blackboards. Staff are all very friendly, particulary the owner. They also have an extensive wine list. The fish dishes are always excellent. Oh, and leave room for pudding!

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Hexham Transportation

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    by londonlover Written Oct 4, 2002

    To get to Langley Castle without a car, you'll need to take the train to Newcastle, then change for Hexham (it's a frequent route on a smaller train, leaving several times a day), about 30 minutes west of Newcastle. Then hire a taxi (waiting at the Hexham station) to Langley Castle--the driver will know where to go!

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Hexham Shopping

  • by fizzb Written Mar 3, 2003

    On the second Saturday of every month, we have a Farmers Market in Hexham - lots of stalls, selling local fresh produce. It's usually pretty busy, and they sell out of things quite quickly sometimes, so you'd be wise to get there early.
    As well as meat from local farms, there's dairy products, cakes, wooden cabinets, sheepskin rugs, walking sticks....all sorts, really!

    What to buy: The Jersey milk is quite delicious, and in summer, someone sells homemade ice cream which is out of this world!

    What to pay: Depends on what you buy. it's a bit more expensive than the "normal" shops, but the quality is worth that bit extra, in my opinion!

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Hexham Off The Beaten Path

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    by londonlover Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Just down a country lane from the castle, we found this idyllic gate and stone fence, with sheep grazing in the background. How much more peaceful could you get? And this picture doesn't even do it justice.

    Heart of the Country
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Hexham Favorites

  • Iron Railings and Iron-Mongers Shop

    Walking down from the Market Square, you come across the interesting shop called "Irony" where you can purchase all sorts of gear suitable for your fireplace, not to mention equipment for horses and gardens.

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  • The Shambles - Covered Market

    A Full Market on Tuesdays, locally produced foodstuffs and crafts on Friday and Saturday - in the Market Square.

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  • Market Square, Hexham

    A striking arrangement of buildings in the center of town. This view is through the archway of the Moothall, a fifthteenth century Baliff's hall that was constructed when Hexham was under constant threat of attack from Scotland. Currently there's a small art gallery in the basement of the Moothall.

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