Hexham: The Complete Guide


Hexham is a market town and civil parish in the south west of Northumberland, England, on the south bank of the River Tyne which forms by the confluence of two rivers: the North Tyne and the South Tyne.

Visiting Hexham for the first time and wondering what are the top places to see in the city? In this complete guide, I share the best things to do in Hexham on the first visit. To help you plan your trip, I have also included an interactive map and practical tips for visiting!

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2 Best places to See in Hexham

This complete guide to Hexham not only tells you about the very best sights and tourist attractions for first-time visitors to the city but also provide insights into a few of our personal favorite things to do.

This is a practical guide to visiting the best places to see in Hexham and is filled with tips and info that should answer all your questions!

Chester Roman Fort and Museum

Chesters Roman Fort Barracks
Public Domain / Steven Fruitsmaak
Cilurnum is considered to be the best preserved Roman cavalry fort along Hadrian’s Wall. The site is now preserved by English Heritage as Chesters Roman Fort. There is a museum on the site, housing finds from the fort and elsewhere along the wall. Cilurnum or Cilurvum was a fort on Hadrian’s Wall mentioned in the […]
Location: Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall B6318 Chollerford Hexham NE46 4EU United Kingdom | Hours: 10.00 - 17.00 | Distance: 6.40km
Visiting Chester Roman Fort and Museum

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Pike Hill Signal Tower

Pike Hill Tower On Hadrians Wall
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Mike Quinn
Pike Hill Signal Tower was one of, a number of signal towers, that were built on high ground overlooking the Roman Stanegate road, the Roman road between Corbridge and Carlisle, in northern Britannia during the early 2nd century. The watchtowers were built on high ground with commanding views, and used for signalling to the Stanegate […]
Location: Pike Hill, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2BX | Hours: Open any reasonable time during daylight hours. | Price: £2 parking charge applies to non-members | Website | Distance: 35.20km
Visiting Pike Hill Signal Tower