Overlooking the beautiful Tyne valley, its medieval buildings form an imposing skyline. At the centre of these is Hexham Abbey, dating from 674AD and a must for any visitor. The town's market is held in its shadow every Tuesday, and its narrow streets are a magnet for shoppers.
You can also while away the time relaxing in Hexham's award-winning parks, visiting the museum, library, cinema or theatre, and simply taking in the atmosphere of a bustling market town.
Hexham is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside you could wish to see. Historic Hexhamshire gives way to the Tyne Valley, and then the lonely Northumberland hills. Charming villages such as Corbridge and Bellingham are well worth a visit, and the area has some of the best walking routes around. There is plenty to see and do, whether you are staying or just passing through.