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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.
03/09/2017 - 29/04/2018
Corbridge Film Nights
25/11/2017
Corbridge Christmas Lights Switch On 2017
01/12/2017 - 04/12/2017
Corbridge Christmas Tree Festival 2017
04/12/2017
Late Night Christmas Shopping in Corbridge
08/12/2017 - 09/12/2017
Christmas Tasting Weekend at Brockbushes
12/12/2017
DONT MISS THE GOLDEN £650 TICKET GIVEAWAY
13/12/2017
Santas Rheindeer and Grotto at Hexham Christmas Fayre
28/12/2017
The Hexham Christmas Ceilidh with The Hedgehog’s Skin
22/03/2018
The Kielder Ospreys
24/05/2018 - 24/03/2018
Famous People from the North East
View the Events Diary for a full list of planned events in and around Corbridge
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