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Mini guide to Hexham

     

Above the Tyne River, the historic old market town of Hexham has narrow streets, an old market square, a fine abbey church, and a moot hall. It makes a good base for exploring Hadrian's Wall and Northumberland National Park.
Within the town itself, Hexham Abbey is the main draw card. The church was begun in 674 and the Saxon crypt and apse still remain from this period. The present abbey mainly dates from 1170-1250 and is famous for housing many tombs of Saxon bishops and luminaries.

For walking enthusiasts, the town's proximity to the wild and rugged Northumberland National park, makes it an ideal base. The park covers the inhospitable terrain forming the border between England and Scotland, and 80 miles of the famous Pennine Walk are included in its boundary. One of the most pleasurable hikes on this path is between Bellingham and the hamlet of Riding Wood.
Many visitors use Hexham to explore Hadrian's Wall, the vast Roman Wall built to keep the Picts in Scotland and out of England. Places not to be missed on the wall include Housesteads Fort and Museum, the largest and best preserved fort including the only visible Roman hospital ruin in Britain. Also, the Roman Army Museum at Greenhead contains an impressive collection of Roman artifacts, life-size Roman figures and an excavated civilian settlement.

Hexham possesses the usual mix of high street shops and the best food options are to be found in the many pubs both in Hexham and nearby villages such as Acomb. For a healthy option try the town's leisure centre which offers swimming, a gym and squash courts.

Take one of the many daily trains from London's Kings Cross station to Newcastle upon Tyne. At Newcastle, change trains and take one in the direction of Carlisle. By bus, Hexham is about 1 .5 hours from Carlisle on the west coast and about 1 hour from Newcastle. By car from Newcastle upon Tyne, head west on the A69.

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