Local History & Culture

Hexham is one of the best kept secrets of the North East. Come and explore this beautiful historic market town in the Tyne valley and be sure of a warm welcome on every visit.

Situated just a few miles away from Hadrian’s Wall, Hexham boasts a medieval abbey, historic churches, architectural treasures and green parkland for you and your family to explore. Alongside the old world charm of the town centre are all the amenities you would need for your holiday; coffee shops and restaurants, a theatre, cinema, leisure centre and high street shops. In the surrounding area you will find some of the most unspoilt countryside in Northumberland, with plenty of well-marked walking trails, cycle routes and bridle paths for you to explore.


Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey (a former Priory) dominates the Market Place. Hexham’s Christian Heritage is closely linked to that of Lindisfarne, St. Cuthbert and St. Wilfrid. A close look at some of the stones in the Saxon crypt will reveal that they have been recycled from Roman times.



The Queen’s Hall

One of many fine Victorian buildings on Beaumont Street. It is now home to a library, theatre and art gallery, but was once the Town Hall and Corn Exchange. Opposite the Queen’s Hall is the green heart of Hexham. The Sele has been a public space since 1753 and within the area known as the Abbey Grounds lies the Bandstand, a gift to the townspeople in 1912 from wool trader Henry Bell.



The Moothall

The Moothall , built in the 15th Century, stands tall across the Market Place. It once formed the gateway to the Archbishop of York’s buildings and provided the Court Rooms in which prisoners from the nearby Old Gaol were tried. Built in 1330 this is the first purpose built jail in England.



Hexham Farmers’ Market

Hexham’s Farmers’ Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, between 9am and 1.30pm. You’ll find a wide range of delicious locally produced foods and friendly service by the knowledgeable producers themselves.



Accessible to all

All of our Accommodation can be adapted for disabled access. If you have difficulty with mobility or any type of disability, you’ll be able to choose a fully accessible Log cabin or tent, equipped to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

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