Hexham Tourist Information



Nestling in the beautiful Tyne Valley, the ancient market town of Hexham is a heritage holiday gem, just a stone’s throw from Newcastle, the Northumberland National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. Famed as a local produce centre, Hexham’s choice of markets and independent shops include award-winners.

Town centre markets, a cinema and an exquisite selection of quirky shops cluster around the magnificent central 12th Century Augustinian Hexham Abbey. Take a tour of England’s oldest recorded prison – the Hexham Old Gaol and see historic architectural treasures everywhere in Hexham, from the medieval Moothall to the Victorian swimming baths.

You’ll find best drama, film, festivals and events in Hexham, centred around the town’s Queen’s Hall Arts Centre and the independent cosy Forum cinema. You’re also in top horse racing country! Spend a day at Hexham Racecourse, Northumberland’s best for National Hunt Racing!

Browse our fantastic choice of character Hexham holiday cottages, beautiful farmhouse B&Bs, boutique hotels and stylish guest houses. This riverside market town along the Tyne is a great choice for a romantic getaway or family holiday, with a host of attractions and activities situated just a short drive or bus ride away, from city centre museums in Newcastle and waterfalls walks in the Durham Dales to the south, to sailing on nearby Kielder Water and walking along World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall. Book a place to stay in Hexham online or direct.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.