See & Do

Hexham is an historic market town clustered around the Abbey, with independent shops, national retailers, a cinema, arts centre, walks along the Tyne, fishing, golf and many other activities all within the town or very close by. The town is also ideally located to explore Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland National Park, the North Pennines (AONB), Sill Landscape Discovery Centre and the International Dark Skies Park.

​Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hadrian's Wall is Britain’s greatest Roman monument and World Heritage Site. Stretching 73 miles from North Sea to Solway Firth, the Wall is the backbone to Hadrian’s Wall country, with stunning...

Haslam's of Hallgate

Fine art gallery, sales and art supplies retailer

Robinson-Gay Art Gallery

Fine art gallery and sales. Antiques and furniture retailer

Carol Nunan Printmaker

Working artist's studio. Art workshops and courses. Studio hire.

​Abbey Grounds and Sele Park

The Abbey Grounds and Sele Park range from formal gardens featuring a pretty, traditional bandstand to woodland walks and the open grassy expanse of the Sele. Mature trees are present throughout...

​Tyne Green Country Park

Set on the banks of the River Tyne and just 15 minutes walk from the town centre, this country park offers easily accessible walking and cycling routes west along the river to Warden and beyond,...

​Bowling Clubs

​There are two bowling clubs in Hexham :  

Hexham House Bowling Club

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Old Gaol Museum​

Step into the oldest purpose-built prison in England. Descend into the dungeon, peer into the gloom and imagine confinement in the dark awaiting trial in the nearby Moothall. Meet the gaoler to...

​Forum Cinema, Market Place

Housed in a glorious Art Deco building which has been a cinema since 1937, the Forum is a community-owned cinema with a full programme of new releases and old favourites, live transmissions from...

Tynedale Golf Club

This 9-hole parkland course is in Tyne Green Country Park on the banks of the River Tyne. Surrounded by beautiful mature trees and with views of the river, this pretty course is suitable for all...

​Queen's Hall, Beaumont Street

Housed in a striking Victorian building facing the park, the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre boasts a 350-seat theatre and two galleries, showing a busy programme of music, drama, dance, film, arts and...

Moothall​

The Moothall was built c1400 and used as a home, office and court for the Archbishop of York's bailiff who administered Hexhamshire from the Hall. The Moothall is open for special exhibitions...

The Potting Shed

Pottery producing handmade English terracotta plant pots

​Longer Walking Routes in Northumberland

Where to begin? Northumberland's breathtaking scenery can be walked from fell-top to wooded valley and from the Pennines to the North Sea. Here are just a few examples of the many walking routes ...

​Shorter Walks in and around Hexham Town

Hexham town and the surrounding countryside is very picturesque and contains a wealth of interesting features, buildings and landscapes to explore. The three shorter heritage trail walks are...

​Hexham Golf Club

This traditional course is set in 70 acres of beautiful parkland above Hexham. Featuring stunning views and with its Grade 1 listed clubhouse, this course really is up there with some of the most...

Sarah Loveland Photography

Gallery and photography studio offering photography lessons and workshops

​Hadrian's Cycleway

The 160 mile (256 kilometres) cycling route stretches the length of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site linking Ravenglass on the Cumbrian coast to Tynemouth near Newcastle.

Most of it...

​International Dark Skies Park

The International Dark Skies Park covers an area of 572 square miles (nearly 1,500 square kilometres), making it Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Awarded gold tier designation by the...

​​Hexham Railway Station

Opened in 1835, Hexham Railway station is one of the oldest railway stations in the world, built to link the lead mines of the North Pennines to the Tyne docks at Blaydon. The buildings and...

The Vintage Emporium

Three floors of vintage goods from individual dealers.

​Hexham Racecourse

Hexham Racecourse is situated at High Yarridge, to the south of Hexham. The steeplechase course is around 600ft above sea level with glorious...

Sarah Loveland Photography

Gallery, photography studio and bespoke one to one photography lessons.

Hexham Abbey

Completed in AD678, Hexham Abbey is one of the earliest seats of Christianity in England​ and remains at the heart of the town to this day. Discover treasures and artefacts that span the ages,...

Wentworth Leisure Centre

Large leisure centre offering: swimming pool, gym, fitness classes, running track, tenpin bowling, soft play and cafe.

​​St Wilfrid's Gateway, Market St

This large stone archway on Cowgarth, leading off Market Street, is all that remains of the main Priory Gatehouse, where the canons defended the priory of Hexham against Henry VIII’s men in 1536...

​Sandstone Way

Sandstone Way is a new 120 mile / 193 km (approx) mountain biking route in Northumberland and stretches from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Hexham. It links, and...

Langley Castle Hotel

Situated in a private 10 acre woodland estate, Langley Castle Hotel offers 27 luxurious guest rooms, award winning food and full banqueting and conference facilities for up to 120 guests.

​Market Place

Markets have been held in Hexham for centuries, continuing to this day with a thriving Farmers' Market held twice a month and stalls selling a variety of produce located in in the Shambles almost...

Inspired Pots (iPots)

Contemporary paint-your-own ceramics studio.

No Limits Gym

Gym and dance studio.

Sill Landscape Discovery Centre

The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed in the Northumberland National Park. The building is the result of an innovative partnership between Northumberland National...

Ornate Shop Facade (16-18 Fore Street)

Currently occupied by White Stuff, this amazing ornate shop frontage was carved by a Belgian refugee in 1916. The original furnishings and contents of this former pharmacy are now in the Science...

Unique in Glass

Creative glass gallery and shop.

​Fishing

The River Tyne is England’s premier salmon river, with dace, roach, chubb, pike and sea trout also found in the Tyne. Brown trout are common, with some rainbow trout around too.

All fresh...

​Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park covers parts of the Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site and the International Dark Skies Park, stretching north to Wooler and skirting the border with Scotland...

Free Guided Hexham Town Walks

Learn about the history and heritage of Hexham by joining one of our guided walks. These take place from June through to September on Sundays and Tuesdays starting at 2.00pm from outside the Abbey...

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