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Things To See - Hexham Abbey
A short distance from Corbridge is the town of Hexham with many buildings steeped in history. Hexham is an impressive mediaeval abbey town, full of cobbled streets with an assortment of fascinating little shops. Twice a week there is a general market, as well as an Auction Mart on the borders of the town - (a cattle market). (Approx 5 miles from Corbridge and easily accessible by road, train or walking.)
Founded by St Wilfrid in the 7th century, this splendidly imposing building has survived being burnt by the Vikings although it was refounded in 1113 as an Augustinian priory. In 1903 the nave was rebuilt by Temple Moore which is in contrast to the east end of the church which is early Gothic. The Abbey contains a host of fascinating relics and artifacts including one of the best-preserved examples of mediaeval art in England - a Dance of Death. If you are lucky you may find the curator allows you to view the crypt.
Tel: 01434 602031
For details and photo-shots please view the official website
Coming Events
Find out what's on in the Corbridge area.
15/09/2018 - 20/10/2018
Drawing with Scissors by Henry Matisse
25/09/2018
Michael Palin Book Signing at Corbridge
27/09/2018
A Frog called Wanda
27/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
Hexham Abbey Festival of Music & Arts
28/09/2018
A Frog called Wanda
29/09/2018
Dervish
04/10/2018 - 07/10/2018
Corbridge Food and Festival 2018
06/10/2018
Swing Party Night and Dinner
13/10/2018
The Simon and Garfunkel Story is back!
24/10/2018
This Might Hurt
26/10/2018
An Evening with Eric Clapton
01/11/2018
BOB DYLAN, LITERATURE & THE POETRY OF THE BLUES
21/11/2018
Off the Grid
03/12/2018
Christmas in Corbridge
12/07/2019 - 13/07/2019
Corbridge Festival 2019
View the Events Diary for a full list of planned events in and around Corbridge
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