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The rich history of Hexham

Situated around 20 miles west of Newcastle, Hexham has been recognised on numerous occasions as one of the most picturesque market towns in England. It is perhaps best known as the home of Hexham Abbey, the beautiful former monastery which sits in the centre of the town and dates back to AD 674, although the Old Gaol which now houses a history museum is also well worth a visit.

Step back into Roman times

Ancient history can be found at every turn in this part of the world, with Hexham being located just to the south of the Northumberland National Park and an array of top attractions. You can step back in time with a trip to Chesters Roman Fort and Museum, where you can see the ruins of a fort built to protect Hadrian's Wall. While you're in the area take time to check out Vindolanda, an archaeological site where the remains of bathhouses, military buildings and shops can be be found.

Plenty to see and do in Newcastle

After exploring the rich history of Northumberland, take a trip into Newcastle to see everything one of the North East's finest cities has to offer. You can see great live performers at the city's Metro Radio Arena and also enjoy the interactive science exhibits at the Centre for Life. Alternatively, take a trip across the River Tyne to enjoy performances at the stunning Sage Gateshead and incredible art at the Baltic Centre. Planning a trip to Hexham? Both Travelodge Gateshead Hotel and Travelodge Newcastle Airport Hotel offer great-value accommodation.