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.

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...

​​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...

​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...

​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.

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Queen's Hall Arts

Hexham's arts centre has a 350-seat theatre and two galleries. Year-round programme of music, drama, dance, film, arts and comedy. The building also hosts Hexham’s library, a café and tourist...

​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...

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. 

​​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...

​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 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...

​Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hadrian's Wall is Britain’s greatest Roman monument and World Heritage Site. Hexham makes a superb place to stay when exploring Hadrian's Wall. This lovely market town sits south...

​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 ...

​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...

​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...

Obscuria Gift Shop & Pottery Studio

*New for 2024* Obscuria is a funky homeware and gift shop with a focus on local makers and designers. You can also book pottery lessons in Obscuria's studio ranging from fun one-hour sesssions to...

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,...

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...

​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. Enjoy live transmissions...

​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,...

Inspired Pots (iPots)

Contemporary paint-your-own ceramics studio.

Wentworth Leisure Centre

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

​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...

Dilston Physic Garden

Discover the power of plants. Wander up a country lane in a panoramic stretch of Northumberland to a unique medicinal garden on the banks of a meandering river. Find a garden like no other, set in...

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...

​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...

​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.

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​Bowling Clubs

​There are two bowling clubs in Hexham :  

Hexham House Bowling Club

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