Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey is one of the earliest seats of Christianity in Englandwelcoming visitors to our site for more than 1300 years, with a host of historical artefacts and treasures visitors feel inspired by the sense of heritage, worship and community unique to this beautiful place.

Hanes yr eglwys hon

There has been a church on this site since Queen Etheldreda made a grant of lands to Wilfrid, Bishop of York in around 674.

For visitors who come in search of the past, the greatest thrill of all is the Anglo Saxon crypt. A steep stone stair descending from the nave takes you back 1,300 years, into rooms and passageways left intact from St Wilfrid’s original church.

There are many treasures to enjoy, including, a Saxon bishop’s throne dating from the 7th century, a 2000 year old intact Roman tombstone, a fine Dark Age cross, the famous ‘Dance of Death’ 15th century panel paintings, carved misericords, beautiful Victorian stained glass, and the Medieval Night Stair that was used by the Augustinian monks and is the only remaining night stair still in daily use.

The Hexham Chalice, a tiny copper and gold gilt goblet used by Anglo Saxon missionaries to celebrate Holy Communion, is the centrepiece of our exhibition and visitor centre, The Big Story.

Round off your visit in our Gift Shop and take a souvenir home, and don’t forget to sample our local homemade delights in the Refectory Cafe.

Prif nodweddion

  • Pensaernïaeth ysblennydd
  • Gwydr lliw gwefreiddiol
  • Cofebau godidog
  • Celfi campus
  • Awyrgylch swynol
  • Hanesion treftadaeth gymdeithasol
  • Treftadaeth genedlaethol yma

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer ymwelwyr

  • Safle bws o fewn 100m
  • Mynediad gwastad i'r prif fannau
  • Parcio ar y stryd wrth yr eglwys
  • Parcio o fewn 250m
  • Toiledau hygyrch yn yr eglwys
  • Caffi yn yr eglwys
  • Caffi o fewn 500m
  • Caniateir cŵn
  • Croeso i gerddwyr a beicwyr
  • Siop eglwys neu gofroddion

Other nearby churches

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St Deiniol

Mae eglwys wedi’i chysegru i Sant Deiniol wedi sefyll ar y safle hwn ers y chweched ganrif. Mae’r gynulleidfa’n ymfalchïo yn y cysylltiad rhwng yr eglwys a theulu y Prif Weinidog Fictoraidd, William Ewart Gladstone.

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St Trillo

Mae’r adeilad syml, to carreg, bach iawn hwn, yn wyth troedfedd o uchder ac un droedfedd ar ddeg o hyd; mae ei waliau o drwch dwy droedfedd ac o dan ei allor, mae ffynnon sanctaidd St Trillo.

Dewch yn Gyfaill Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol yr Eglwysi - ar gyfer pobl sy'n dwli ar eglwysi!