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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
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25/01/2019
David Harper of Antiques Road Show Famed
07/02/2019
MARVELS
09/02/2019
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly
16/02/2019
Tannahill Weavers
20/02/2019
Astral Circus
23/02/2019
The Stones Tribute Band
24/02/2019
Sweet Country
01/03/2019
Old Boy
13/03/2019
Miss Julie by August Strindberg
14/03/2019
Miss Julie by August Strindberg
23/03/2019
Make a Gift for Mothers Day
24/03/2019
Even When I Fall
28/03/2019
Edie (12A) Film Night
03/04/2019
Feast of Fiddlers
08/04/2019 - 09/04/2019
The Tin Foil Astronaut
13/04/2019
A Brave Face
14/04/2019
Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley
14/04/2019
Alone in Berlin
20/04/2019
Chicken Licken: a TaleJam
12/07/2019 - 13/07/2019
Corbridge Festival 2019
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