Since 674 AD we have welcomed people to this special place, a thriving center for heritage, community and worship. Alongside our regular services we host a range of community activities and events for people of all faiths and none.Put Hexham Abbey into our Hexham trip itinerary builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
The Abbey is a major tourist attraction with a plethora of treasures and points of interest, bringing over 110,000 visitors each year to the market town of Hexham. Alongside the Abbey we have our exhibition and visitor center, The Big Story, which tells the history of this wonderful site through a range of interactive and engaging displays. We welcome children with tailored audio guides and fun features in the Big Story to little minds entertained..
Onsite we also have our Refectory Cafe, a hidden gem on the local catering scene - and no visit is complete without a visit to our gift shop where we stock a range of local and regional souvenirs.
Through our Priory Buildings we also offer a range of room hire options and can accommodate wedding receptions, conferences, functions and meetings, from 10-140 guests.
Hexham Abbey Reviews
We were travelling on an organised tour of the region and the stop during an afternoon was the abbey, with a guided tour, buy did this make the visit worthwhile. The guide was able to bring the histor... more »
Cam on a warm, sunny day - on street parking great as we had a disc from Cumbria and they are valid here too. The Abbey sits in the centre and there are plenty of seats around so you can sir and appre... more »
Excellent Abbey to visit, plenty of historical interest. Stained windows are worthy of seeing!! Lovely coffee shop. Parking could be limited. Toilets on site. All round well worth a look.
Interesting and very historical church. The aids to interpretation, such as the 'Big Story' exhibition were very high quality. Good cafe too.
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