The site has been a place of worship for over 1,300 years and the current Abbey was built between 1170AD and 1250AD.

Hexham Abbey

Wentworth Leisure Centre


Hexham is a charming market town characterised by its stone architecture, cobbled streets and historic buildings. Combine this with a blend of boutiques, high street favourites and regular outdoor markets offering you a unique experience. A warm welcome awaits you in our many quirky coffee shops, pubs and award-winning restaurants. Hexham boasts its own racecourse, theatre, cinema, golf courses and leisure centre, including a pool, running track and tenpin bowling.

Discover the hidden treasures of Hexham in the heart of the beautiful Tyne Valley just a few miles south of Hadrian’s Wall. Be captivated by its stunning backdrop, a medieval abbey set in pretty parks, by the River Tyne.

Much of Hexham’s Heritage is linked to that of Lindisfarne, St. Cuthbert and St. Wilfrid. A close look at some of the stones in the Saxon crypt will reveal they have been recycled from Roman times.

The centre has a 25 metre, six-lane pool, a 15 metre studio pool along with splash and fun areas alongside an international standard athletics field, gym, eight-lane tenpin bowling centre, U8s soft play area and cafe.

In the centre of Hexham, dominating the Market Place, is the ancient and beautiful Hexham Abbey (a former Priory) - a must for any visitor.

Friendly, knowledgeable staff are able to advise on places to visit and the latest events taking place and help make the most of your stay.

Hexham Tourist Office

Hexham Market Place

Markets are held every Tuesday and Saturday with the well regarded Farmers’ Market on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. The ancient Shambles allows cover for a few stalls throughout the week.

Queen’s Hall Arts Centre

Queen’s Hall Arts Centre boasts a 350-seat theatre, two galleries, a cafe and library.

Hexham Old Gaol

The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol was built between 1330  & 1333 and was a prison for almost 500 years.

There are great places to eat & drink including the award winning Bouchon Bistrot, The Rat Inn (Acomb) and great real ales at the Tap & Spile.

Pubs, Cafes & Restaurants