This beautiful market town, where you will be greeted by an abundance of independent, thriving shops, cafe's & restaurants. Lets not forget the breathtaking architecture that Hexham Abbey has to offer and the gruesome border reivers battle story that is told in full over the 4 floors in the Old Gaol.
Hexham town centre also has an independent Cinema and a leisure centre with a swimming pool and bowling alley, perfect for a rainy day with the family.
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, climb the centuries-old Night Stair or explore the Anglo-Saxon Crypt, take part in a service or one of the many events the Abbey holds. Experience for yourself the special qualities that keep the Abbey at the heart of the town.
Hexham Abbey, NE46 3NB
The Queen's Hall Arts Centre is an event and exhibition space and live performance venue. 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 comedy. The building also hosts Hexham’s library, a café and tourist information centre.
Queens Hall, Beaumont Street, NE46 3LZ
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 learn about the treatment of criminals then put yourself in the prisoners’ shoes and try the stocks for size – if you dare!
Hexham Old Gaol, Hallgate, NE46 1XD
Hexham Race Course
Situated 600 feet above Hexham, the National Hunt course has 15 scheduled race meetings throughout the year including several popular weekend and evening fixtures.
Hexham Racecourse takes full advantage of its natural amphitheatre setting to provide superb viewing of racing. The left handed undulating track extending to 1 mile 4 furlongs places emphasis on stamina and is surrounded by magnificent countryside.
Hexham Racecourse, High Yarridge, NE46 2JP