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Things To See - Hexham Gaol
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.) Walking from the Market Square, through the medieval archway you will see the Hexham Gaol.
Do allow yourself an hour for this fascinating visit. This was England's first purpose-built prison which houses the Border History Museum. The Museum brings to life the turbulent nature of the Anglo-Scottish border life during Tudor times. Listen to the "Tudor gentleman" and learn how dangerous this border area was, and to discover the risky and dangerous lives of the Reivers. View the oldest underground cell that housed about 50 people at any one time, with no toilet facilities and the only way in/out was by a rope! On the upper floors the history emerges together with an audio scene of the times.
(During the summer months Free walking tours around the town are available - meeting place just outside the Gaol.)
Tel: 01434 652349
For details and photo-shots please view Tynedale Heritage website
Coming Events
Find out what's on in the Corbridge area.
Off the Grid
A Fantastic Woman
30/11/2018 - 03/12/2018
Corbridge Christmas Tree Festival 2018
Christmas in Corbridge
07/12/2018 - 08/12/2018
Hexham Market and Abbey Fair
08/12/2018 - 09/12/2018
Christmas Tasting Weekend at Brockbushes
Joyeux Noel
17/12/2018 - 23/12/2018
Visit Santa in his Grotto at Brockbushes
In Between
Sweet Country
Even When I Fall
Alone in Berlin
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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