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.
A number of events are held in Tynedale each year. Details of events known to All About Tynedale can be found in the events guide.
Highlights include the Corbridge Steam Fair, Hexham Book Festival, and the Northumberland County Show.
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, Stocksfield, Ovingham and Wylam also offer play areas and open spaces. Prudhoe and Wylam are linked by a riverside walk, which runs closely along the southern bank of the river Tyne.
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 forumhexham.com
The Queen’s Hall Arts Centre has a theatre, and also features Hexham’s library and gallery spaces.
Tyndale has a number of historic buildings. More details on these will be added soon.
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. Access may be restricted due to religious services, and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
For more see details, see the Hexham Abbey website at www.hexhamabbey.org.uk (opens in a new tab/window).