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Things to do in Hexham

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Hexham has to offer

Hexham, Northumberland is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

During your holiday in Northumberland, be sure to spend some time exploring the top things to do in Hexham.

Amble around the charming Hexham market to get a taste of local life. Hexham Park also offers a tranquil spot to clear your mind during an action-packed Northumberland holiday.

Those interested in ancient history will find plenty to do. Hexham House is an exquisite Grade II listed house exuding class and looking towards the stunning Hexham Abbey. Both are more than worth a visit for keen historians.

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum is another top attraction in Hexham, standing as Britain’s most complete Roman cavalry fort. It features numerous Roman artefacts and interactive displays, a fun and educational day for all the family. Hexham Races also promises a memorable and family-friendly visit, also being one of the popular Hexham activities.

Discover a range of things to do in Hexham by using our helpful travel guide.

  • Hexham Abbey

    Sat at the centre of the market town of Hexham, Hexham Abbey is a fascinating structure with a mix of styles from different eras ranging from 674 AD to modern day.

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    Hexham Old Gaol

    Purportedly the oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol is now a fun family day out, educating visitors on its history through interactive displays and exhibits.

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  • Vindolanda

    Vindolanda is the name given to the remains of a Roman auxiliary fort situated South of Hadrian’s Wall. Now open to the public, the site offers insights into the lives of the Romans between 85 AD and 370 AD.

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