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Hexham Abbey, Hexham

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Hexham Abbey is a Grade I listed place of Christian worship dedicated to St Andrew, in the town of Hexham, Northumberland, in NorthEast England. Originally built in AD 674, the Abbey was built up during the 12th century into its current form, with additions around the turn of the 20th century. Since the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1537, the Abbey has been the parish church of Hexham. In 2014 the Abbey regained ownership of its former monastic buildings, which had been used as Hexham magistrates' court, and subsequently developed them into a permanent exhibition and visitor centre, telling the story of the Abbey's history.
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  • We really enjoyed our visit here. The ladies who greeted us were very welcoming and knowledgable. Lots to look at and it’s very beautiful. Highly recommended a visit.  more »
  • What a beautiful building and so many things to see inside. I was impressed by the achitechture of it. The small chapel at the back is a nice place to sit and just take a moment. The people that...  more »
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  • Good interesting Abbey to visit. Lovely relaxing small restaurant either coffee or lunch. Well served good food.1300 years ago the Abbey was founded by Wilfrid and whilst a lot of changes have taken place in those years it has always been, and continues to be, the centre of Christian life in the area
  • Free entry, incredible architecture and attentive staff: An impressive building, which has been rebuilt over the centuries. The crypt is 1300 years old and you are allowed down to take a look. Worth popping in if you're in the town.
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