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Hexham is a typically idyllic English market town with a population of about 11,000 it is located 30 Minutes west of Newcastle upon Tyne by car or train and is surrounded by lovely countryside.... and as a bonus it has a 13th Centry Abbey in the centre!







Hexham Old Gaol below is one of the oldest surviving prisons in England, it was completed in 1333.









Fore Street is the towns main pedestrianised shopping street















View from the park









Need a break after all this walking





















The Jag adds a little extra class!





Nice little cinema still open









Rather imposing house!







Nice little Alfa





At 'Tyne Green'







Village of Newbrough



Housesteads Roman fort







Sycamore Gap on Hadrian s Wall near Haltwhislte



Church yard in Greenhead





 

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Nice pictures of Hexham.

I was there recently - you might be interested to see my pictures of the town and of Northumberland on my 'English Counties: from the charming to the rugged' thread. See links below.
 

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Never thought I'd see Hexham on here :)

I grew up here and although I don't live there anymore I still think it's a very nice market town, and surrounded by beautiful countryside which you've captured too.
 

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Wow, what a great looking town! Hexham has a population of only 11,000? It looks larger than that to me, but probably just because it's so dense. This place is oozing with character.

It seems as if there are a lot of these charming towns in the north of England—I'd love to do a tour of the area someday. I almost feel like I'd enjoy this region of the country more than London and its environs.
 

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There is no reason you couldn't do both, a few days in London then tour some other part of the country for a while. Distances here are very small by North American standards, despite being at opposite ends of England, Hexham is only 4 to 4.5 hours from London by train.

London is great, but i don't think it is particularly representative of England or the UK as a whole, getting out to some smaller places like this too would definitely give a more rounded view of the country. :)
 

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the_sage; May 19th 2012 said:
Hexham is a typically idyllic English market town with a population of about 11,000 it is located 30 Minutes west of Newcastle upon Tyne by car or train and is surrounded by lovely countryside.... and as a bonus it has a 13th Centry Abbey in the centre!


Great photos of a super Northumberland Market Town, on this thread!

I particularly enjoyed seeing the above photo.

The address of "Bunters" (as it is now) is 10 Hall Gate, and my family lived at that address (and a number of other addresses in Hall Gate and elsewhere in the central area of Hexham) in the early years of the 20th Century.

From circa 1895 to circa 1920, the CASS family (as we were then) had their main home at 10 Hall Gate.

In 1911, my father was born around the corner from there, on the first floor of a building built out of the ruins of St Mary's 13th Century Church, on Market Place.

His mother (my Grandma) had to "move there" for the birth (not far . . . ) as he was born out of wedlock, as they say.

I have chatted to the owners of Bunters, about their buildings history, on a few occasions.

Great to see these photos, thanks!
 

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Great photos of a super Northumberland Market Town, on this thread!

I particularly enjoyed seeing the above photo.

The address of "Bunters" (as it is now) is 10 Hall Gate, and my family lived at that address (and a number of other addresses in Hall Gate and elsewhere in the central area of Hexham) in the early years of the 20th Century.

From circa 1895 to circa 1920, the CASS family (as we were then) had their main home at 10 Hall Gate.

In 1911, my father was born around the corner from there, on the first floor of a building built out of the ruins of St Mary's 13th Century Church, on Market Place.

His mother (my Grandma) had to "move there" for the birth (not far . . . ) as he was born out of wedlock, as they say.

I have chatted to the owners of Bunters, about their buildings history, on a few occasions.

Great to see these photos, thanks!
One of my Grandmothers used to live on Hallstile Bank, so just around the corner from there!

Hexham and the surrounding areas is defiantly somewhere that i'm considering moving to in the not to distant future... although housing is pretty pricey.
 

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