Hexham Abbey


Crypt entrance & OrganBeaumont Street
Northumberland, NE46 3NB

Travel information

Hexham Abbey stands in Beaumont Street, at the heart of Hexham and beside the Abbey Grounds. Hexham is 22 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne and 33 miles east of Carlisle.

Hexham is on the Newcastle - Carlisle railway operated by Northern Rail. Trains stop at Hexham twice every hour during the day. From the station, it’s a ten minute walk to the town centre and Abbey. Some of this walk is uphill.

Hexham is just off the A69. At the Bridge End roundabout, take the exit signposted to Hexham Town Centre (A6079). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit (straight on), then at a mini roundabout take the 2nd exit (straight on). Take the first left turning into Wentworth Car park, which is the largest in Hexham. The Tourist Information Centre is located here, and a pedestrian walkway leads up a hill to the Market Square and Abbey.

If you want to avoid walking, you can drive right up to the Abbey. There are parking bays along Beaumont Street, and nearby Market Street also has parking bays and two small car parks.


There’s lots of free car parking in Hexham, but visitors may need a parking disc to display in their car. These discs are available at a small charge from the Tourist Information Centre and most local shops. If you have a parking disc from elsewhere, you can use this in Hexham. If you don’t have a disc, you can leave your car for 10 minutes while you get one.

Coaches can drop passengers outside the Abbey and there is coach parking in the Wentworth car park.

Visitor Hours

9.30am - 5pm services & events permitting


Free entry to Abbey and exhibition, but suggested donation of £5.

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Guided tours for groups can be arranged by prior booking through the Abbey Administrator.


We are delighted to accommodate visiting groups and bus tours. All such visits should be booked in advance with the Abbey Administrator. Groups are encouraged to make a donation to support the work of the Abbey.

Guided tours are available by arrangement. We offer one or more expert guides to take you round, depending on the size of your group. Tours of the Abbey usually take about one hour, and we make a charge of £4.50 per person, which is paid on arrival.

Jane Musto, Volunteer & Events Manager T: 01434 611904

School Visits

We offer exciting, hands-on, activity visits. You can come for half or a full day, eating your picnic lunch on the cloister lawn or in our education room. Alternatively, you could just pop in for a shorter time as part of a cross-curricular visit to the wider area.

Education visits to the Abbey are led by the Education Officer, Toni Bush, an experienced teacher, and members of our education team - volunteers with experience of, and training in, working with children and young people.

You are of course welcome to visit with your group independently. But the Abbey is a busy place with lots going on so please call our office to book your visit in to the Abbey’s diary to avoid disappointment. We would appreciate a small donation for the visit.

Toni Bush, Education Officer T: 01434 602031



Please see website for more details and for monthly schedule of music.

8.30am Holy Communion (with sermon but no hymns)
10.00am Parish Communion (with hymns, usually with choir)
11.45am (1st Sunday in the month) Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
6.30pm Choral Evensong (school term-time, otherwise Said Evensong with hymns)

9.00am Morning Prayer
5.00pm Evening Prayer

9.00am Morning Prayer
12.00pm Holy Communion
5.00pm Evening Prayer

9.00am Morning Prayer
9.30am Holy Communion
5.00pm Evening Prayer (except in term-time)
6.30pm Choral Evensong (only in term-time)

9.00am Morning Prayer
10.30am Holy Communion
5.00pm Evening Prayer (except in term-time)
6.30pm Choral Evensong (only in term-time)

9.00am Morning Prayer
5.00pm Evening Prayer

9.00am Morning Prayer
5.00pm Evening Prayer


Worship page


Events page


    Abbey Gift Shop: Guide books, postcards and a great selection of souvenirs and gifts are for sale in our Gift Shop. Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sundays 11.30am - 3pm

    The Big Story: Our new hands-on, interactive exhibition to help you to discover more about the astonishing history of this remarkable Abbey. Open Monday-Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 11am - 3pm.

    The Refectory: The Refectory café is open Monday 12 - 4.30pm and Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4.30pm for the sale of delicious home-cooked light meals and refreshments.

    Toilets: Toilet facilities for Abbey visitors are adjacent to The Refectory and The Big Story exhibition.

    Audio guides: adult and family versions; £3 or £5.

Facilities for disabled

    There are wheelchair ramps in the Abbey so most of the space is accessible, however not the crypt, or the night stairs.

    Disabled toilet as above.

Further information


Parish Administrator

Telephone number

01434 602031

Email address

Facsimile number

not available

Website address

Hexham Abbey