Things to Do

Besides a variety of shopping, and food and drink (see separate sections), there are a number of things to do in Tynedale, which are summarised here. Through time, I aim to expand this section, but for now here are a few pointers to get you started.

Parks and Outdoor Areas

Despite the compact layout of the town, Hexham has large areas of green space, including the Sele park located near Hexham Abbey, and the Tyne Riverside park alongside the River Tyne.

Both offer children’s play areas, and have plenty of footpaths. The Sele has a bandstand, whilst the Tyne Riverside park has onsite car parking and easy access from the A69 and the town’s railway station.

Prudhoe and Wylam are linked by a riverside walk, which offers a relatively flat walking route, which offers views of the river Tyne and and the impressive Hagg Bank arched bridged. This route is also open to cyclists and horse riders.

A number of childrens play areas are also available, including at Cordbridge, Hexham, Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Ovingham, and Wylam.

Cinema and Theatre

Hexham is home to the Forum Cinema, an independently owned cinema located next to the Market Place in the centre of Hexham. For details about what’s on, visit their website

Additionally, Fuse Community Cinema offers regular screening days at the Fuse Media Centre on Prudhoe’s Moor Road. Details of upcoming screenings can be found on the Events guide.

The Queen’s Hall Arts Centre has a theatre, and also features Hexham’s library and gallery spaces.

Historic Buildings

Tyndale has a number of historic buildings. More details on these will be added soon.

Hexham Abbey

Located on Beaumont Street next to Hexham’s market place, Hexham Abbey is normally open to the public from 9.30 am to 5 pm.

For more see details, see the Hexham Abbey website at (opens in a new tab/window).