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Hexham

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History Museums · Historic Sites · Ruins
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. In 2011, it had a population of 11,829.Smaller towns and villages around Hexham include Corbridge, Riding Mill, Stocksfield and Wylam to the east, Acomb and Bellingham to the north, Allendale to the south and Haydon Bridge, Bardon Mill and Haltwhistle to the west. Newcastle upon Tyne is about 25mi to the east.HistoryHexham Abbey originated as a monastery founded by Wilfrid in 674. The crypt of the original monastery survives, and incorporates many stones taken from nearby Roman ruins, probably Corbridge or Hadrian's Wall. The current Hexham Abbey dates largely from the 11th century onward, but was significantly rebuilt in the 19th century. Other notable buildings in the town include the Moot Hall, the covered market, and the Old Gaol.
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Popular things to do in Hexham

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History Museum
Vindolanda
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Falconry Days
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall Haydon Bridge
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
Allout Adventures
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Hexham

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Water Body
Derwentwater Keswick
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Aira Force Waterfall Penrith
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours Windermere
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Bowness-on-Windermere
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Hexham

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Historic Site
Hexham Abbey
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Ruin
Chesters Roman Fort
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
St Oswald's Church Wall
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Walking Area
Steel Rigg Henshaw
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Hexham

History Museum
Roman Army Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Robinson-Gay Art Gallery
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
Allendale Forge Studios Allendale
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
History Museum
Border History Museum
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Hexham

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Zoo
Alpaca Encounters
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
Northumberland National Park
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge Bardon Mill
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Park
Tyne Green Park
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Hexham

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National Park
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre Bardon Mill
3.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Langley Dam Fishery
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Historical Tour
Peter Carney: Hadrian's Wall Guide Henshaw
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Hiking Trail
Catbells Lakeland Walk Keswick
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Orrest Head Windermere
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

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