Places to visit in Hexham

Top Things to Do in Hexham, Northumberland

Places to Visit in Hexham


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Top Attractions in Hexham

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  • Jonathan G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve been wanting to go here for about 30 years and finally made it with my daughter. The archaeology is beyond expectations and made 100% better by the tour guides by Michael, his enthusiasms is infectious and the time he had for people even better.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Angela W
    Calder Bridge, UK78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What lovely staff. A very interesting and well laid out museum. I loved the film and all the displays. Puts the history into perspective. Cake and coffee were also lovely.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Edinburghelf
    64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On a filthy wet day visiting Hexham was delighted to see a paid guided tour was available. Heather our guide was informative, enthusiastic and engaging even for a non history buff like myself. She made it a two way process with the small but diverse group and bought the Abbey alive. Made me want to revisit on my own to explore more in due course. Well worth the money especially the access to the Crypt.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Angela W
    Calder Bridge, UK78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friends were walking a section of the wall and we agreed to meet here. I loved being able to walk a section of the wall (could be better signposted). Cafe staff were very friendly. Car park easy to use, pay on exit was very straightforward.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Caroline
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful experience! My granddaughter and I love owls and to have been able to be so close, flying and feeding them together was such a great and special moment. It’s a truly amazing place. The birds (and there are so many!) and their ‘personalities ‘ are remarkable. They are all clearly loved and well cared for. It is nothing like a Zoo! Truly!
    Mandy has a wonderful approach, her interest and passion is infectious and her knowledge, second to none! It was simply fascinating.Think you so much. 😊
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Chloe
    Houghton-le-Spring, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked the stargazing event with an overnight & supper stay and I must say, everything about it was absolutely perfect! From the moment we stepped through to doors right until we had to reluctantly check out! The staff were attentive to our needs as well as accommodating when needed. The views in the restaurant were beautiful and a lovely scenic view whilst we were our food. The only downside was having to only choose one option as everything on the menu looked amazing!

    I went for the cheese soufflé starter, which was delicious and not something you find anywhere. Then I had the Cumberland sausage with mash and this was a huge portion but laid out so beautifully. Felt like we overdone it by this point but we powered on to dessert as we wanted to experience everything twice brewed inn offered. Thankful for this as we got to have the amazing dark chocolate slice. They had offered the specials to be included with our supper option and I would've liked to see this as a menu for each table but with it changing daily, I understand this wouldn't be ideal.

    We then went up to the hotel to chill out before wrapping up to gaze at the stars. I believe there were 10 groups of us so each group had a telescope to themselves. The stars were very beautiful and Wil was knowledgeable when it came to presenting. I would like to give a shout out to Alec as well as Ruby as they were a huge help during the trip and lovely to speak with. On this particular night, the sky wanted to tease us and would occasionally get cloudy and even rained at one point but nonetheless, it was a lovely experience and we managed to see the moon at full beam :)

    The morning after, we had breakfast and this was also delicious. With us having stayed the night, this was complimentary. There was an option from the hot dish menu as well as a breakfast buffet laid out with yoghurts, cereal, fruit, juice etc. Tons of options and a lot of flexibility if you were a picky eater.

    All in all, an amazing experience and would love to do it again!
    Written 27 March 2024
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  • Caroline & Ian
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing experience!
    Myself and my husband arranged a visit to see the Alpaca family whilst staying nearby.
    We were met by Kathryn who took us on our Alpaca Encounter. Her knowledge, expertise and care for these animals shone through and it was clear to see how much she loves them and enjoys what she does.

    We were given a bag of food each and told how to feed them and how they could behave. (They all appeared very calm) whilst feeding them Kathryn told us so much information.
    We were allowed to stroke them, cuddle them and even managed a nose bump (kiss) from one of them.

    My husband was reluctant at first to do this but said how much he'd enjoyed it and we both loved the whole experience which lasted 1 hour 30 minutes.
    It was a personal experience just for us, which made it all the more special.

    100% recommend this to anyone. We would also recommend suitable boots for wet conditions.

    Thank you Kathryn
    Caroline & Ian
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Mimmy
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit for walks, lovely tearoom lots parking and toilet facilities. Friendly helpful staff in visitors centre.
    Written 6 November 2023
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  • Henryh
    Ruthin, UK132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whilst a visit to Rome brings the best insight to the Roman world we often overlook those treasures upon our doorstep. Chesters Fort is maybe not so well known across the UK but it provides a splendid picture of a Roman Fort and bathhouse. The on site Clayton Museum displays the findings of its Victorian antiquarian landowner. The display within is presently enhanced by the considerable rare sea shell collection of a family relative, many of the rarer examples were gathered by the 18C explorer Captain Cook. A separate small building offers a range of drinks and cakes and a light lunch offering is available. Access to the fort and bath house is via a grassy walk and access if difficult if wet or for those with mobility issues. Ample parking is available. Entrance and exit are effected via a small shop carrying a range gifts and historic themed toys.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • David P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    went to see museum was a surprise by my wife for my 50th and loved it only small but so much to see and a must for classic who fans...also lots of other classic Scifi treats will definitely be back - Neil is a wonderful host and dedicated to his passion - please support him and the museum.
    Written 9 January 2024
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  • l0is133
    Cononley, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing, informative and welcoming experience! If you are looking for an outdoor experience with a difference, look no further. Caroline and Dave welcomed us to their farm to meet and walk their fluffy and very friendly alpacas. We met a large group of female and baby alpacas, learned about their fleece and diet… and were even able to feed them a bucket of treats before they were let out into the field. We then met out walking buddies Derwent, Merlin, Maverick and Cherokee. The boys walked beautifully and we were able to admire the stunning Northumberland country views including Kielder dam ambling along the disused borders railway line. Caroline and Dave shared their fascinating story and experiences from leaving a suburban lifestyle to becoming Alpaca farmers. A brilliant and fascinating day out - we would thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone visiting the area. A real five star experience! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
    Written 25 October 2023
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  • linda c
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful forest walk by the river . Well marked paths . Easily accessible car park with pay by phone facility.
    Written 30 November 2023
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