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These companies provide a range of Hexham self catering cottages and holiday properties. They've been arranged in ascending order according to the amount available. These numbers, as well as pricing information are subject to change so make sure to
visit the site for the most up-to-date information.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 15 Hexham cottages
, a few of which are situated more than 10 miles of Hexham. Two person discounts are available on some of the self catering properties and booking prices start at £300 in most cases. Pets are allowed for many cottages and most are child-friendly.
- 5 Hexham holiday cottages
at the time of writing. They're all of the traditional, stone-built kind and are located close to attractions such as Hadrian's Wall. User reviews have been added to some cottages which provide unique information about their true character.
- A small range of cottages in Hexham from around £200 for week-long stays. Special offers are also available on certain holiday properties and all are rated 4 or above. Some can accommodate up to 8 people. However, smoking is not allowed for any.
- Hoseasons provide a wide range of Hexham self catering properties within 20 miles of the town, but only a small number within a 10 mile radius. Most of the cottages farther afield are rurally located and found in towns such as Alston, Wolsingham and Westgate.
Hexham is a market town situated near the River Tyne. The town is an important centre for local farmers and a haven for tourists, who come to explore the dales of South and West Northumberland.
There are a number of interesting historical sites in and around Hexham. A crypt and apse remain from a church completed in AD 678. And a Saxon throne
indicates a circle of medieval sanctuary, within which fugitives would claim protection of the church against authority. The present church was begun in the 11th century and has a large staircase in its south transept that once led to a monk's dormitory.
Hexham is a major agricultural centre, where farmers bring their livestock from all parts of Northern England, to the stockyards found there. Its market, recently named the best in the country by the National Farmers Union, sells a wide variety of local produce with market days taking place every Tuesday.
Vast tracts of open moorland surround Hexham. Places such as Allendale Common are a walker's paradise - the common also contains the longest unbroken stretch of Hadrian's Wall
in the region. The Tyne Valley and Northumberland Hills, in which Hexham is situated, are among the last great open spaces that remain in England.
Hexham visitor attractions
See below for further information regarding local visitor attractions, amenities and entertainment in the town of Hexham. We've included opening times and admission prices for a selection of events and venues in the vicinity of the town.
Tyne Green Country Park is a riverside park situated on the River Tyne. Its picturesque woodland setting makes it popular amongst locals and a number of footpaths run through the well-landscape grounds. Hexham Park
, which is centrally located, also provides a tranquil retreat and is home to over 2000 trees. This Green Flag award winner provides a number of facilities for the public including a bowling green, a play area and skateboard ramp.
Food and drink
The award-winning Barrasford Arms
is a 19th century pub that features one of the best restaurants in the UK. Its resident chef, Tony Binks has created a vibrent menu that fuses English and French cuisine - the average meal costs around £30. The resturant is open Monday to Saturday, 6.30pm to 9.00pm. The County Hotel
is also worth a visit and specialises in British food, made from fresh, local produce. For a selection of real ales see the Dipton Mill Inn or the Tap and Stile on Battle Hill.
History and Culture
Hexham Abbey's Saxon Crypt is open from 11.00am to 3.30pm - see the website
for details. Housesteads Fort is close-by and features a well-preserved Roman barracks and fort - it's open from 10-4pm. In addition, the acclaimed Roman Army Museum
exhibits authentic armour, swords and other paraphanaila - tickets are £2.50 for children, £4.20 for adults.
Supermarkets and shops
Visitors will find a good collection of shops and supermarkets including a Tesco on Alemouth Road and a Boots Chemist on Fore Street. There's also a Superdrug nearby.