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Hexham Abbey

Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
+44 1434 602031
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A taste of heaven

Many reviewers have attested what a great place this is to visit - the 7th century crypt is unique... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
William A
Madurai, India
via mobile
Great stop for history and beautiful abbey and town.. don't by-pass Hexham

Hexham Abbey , while not well known like Durham or York, is important in understanding the history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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This former medieval abbey was built late in the 7th century.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
+44 1434 602031
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many reviewers have attested what a great place this is to visit - the 7th century crypt is unique, the building above it superb, and the exhibition outstanding. But don't forget that it has an amazing musical tradition, and is also a place where the...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hexham Abbey , while not well known like Durham or York, is important in understanding the history of the north, from the spread of Christianity to the raid and capture from Halfdan Ragnerson to the dissolution. A pretty visit, with incredibly helpful volunteers.. make sure...More

Thank TomaSchultz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit.This time I didn't enter as I've seen it previously and it's no different to most small abbeys. So I decided to walk around the perimeter and noticed the pleasant gardens and on the day was the local market. Opposite the...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting visit to a relatively small abbey. Visit the exhibition, the crypt and look at the stained glass windows. Wonderful.

Thank FionaT938
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing stonework inside, there is a small exhibition centre and you are able to go into the crypt at certain times. The curator is very knowledgeable

Thank chelskira
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old abbey with interesting night staircase and a fascinating crypt. A holy place full of history which is well explained in the adjoining exhibition.

Thank PDB-Cam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit, this building has some interesting architecture, I loved the arches of the upper floors. The rest of it was fairly ordinary although learning that the chap who restored the stained glass sneaked a picture of his daughter (or grand-daughter I can't remember)...More

Thank Fandango11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbey looks like yet another religious edifice, but...its interior is delightful and well worth inspection. The real treasure is, like all treasure, buried underground. The small and very quirky crypt dates back to the 7th century and demonstrates resourceful recycling by locals who utilized...More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours exploring the abbey and visitor centre. John, the welcomer, was very friendly & informative showing the children where the molten lead was on the staircase. Well worth a visit!

Thank KateME1205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The paintings in the abbey are remarkable mostly from the 1400s and are well preserved. The exhibition is also very interesting and informative even for children.

Thank holidayqueen4
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