Hexham is an historic market town clustered around the Abbey, with independent shops, national retailers, a cinema, arts centre, walks along the Tyne, fishing, golf and many other activities. Hexham is also ideally located to explore Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland National Park, the North Pennines (AONB), Sill Landscape Discovery Centre and the International Dark Skies Park. It’s excellent public transport links mean that it is also a great base for those who wish to explore the region without a car.