Hexham, Northumberland: A market town with an abbey

The market town of Hexham lies between Carlisle and Newcastle and is on the rail line between these two cities. Hexham Abbey dates from the 7th century and still contains the Saxon crypt. The Abbey Festival runs from 25 September to 3 October 2009.

Hexham Abbey

Hexham Gaol is the oldest purpose built jail in England dating from 1330. It is also home to the Borders History Museum.

Hexham Goal

The Queen’s Hall Theatre is a Victorian building, opposite the Abbey.

Have you visited Hexham, what did you most enjoy there?