Hexham Abbey

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9.30am-5pm, Saxon crypt 11am & 3.30pm
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Dominating tiny Market Pl, Hexham's stately abbey is a marvellous example of Early English architecture. It cleverly escaped the Dissolution of 1537 by rebranding as Hexham's parish church, a role it still has today. The highlight is the 7th-century Saxon crypt , the only surviving element of St Wilifrid's Church, built with inscribed stones from Corstopitum in 674.