Hexham & Corbridge
Hexham Abbey and Hexham Gaol
Founded by St Wilfrid in the 7th century, this splendidly imposing building has survived being burnt by the
Vikings although it was refounded in 1113 as an Augustinian priory. In 1903 the nave was rebuilt by Temple Moore
which is in contrast to the east end of the church which is early Gothic. The Abbey contains a host of fascinating
relics and artifacts including one of the best-preserved examples of mediaeval art in England - a Dance of
Hexham is an impressive mediaeval abbey town, full of cobbled streets with an assortment of fascinating
little shops. Walking from the Market Square, through the medieval archway you will see the Hexham Gaol, the oldest
gaol in England.
Ayton Castle and Roman Villa near Corbridge
Corbridge Shopping & Bridge over the Tyne at Corbridge
Corbridge is a jewel in the crown of Northumberland, it grew from the Roman town of CORSTOPITUM, a supply
town for the troops on Hadrian's Wall. From the beginning Corstopitum provided much of the building stones used in
the construction of many of the village buildings, including the church, Vicar's Pele and nearby castles.
Corbridge combines a range of interesting historical sites with top-of-the-range shopping facilities. The
village was founded on its present site in Saxon times. Today the streets, which remain much as they did in
mediaeval times, house a range of innovative and interesting shops, pubs and coffee shops. A wander along Front
Street will take you down to the river bank, where you can enjoy the attractive views from the 17th century bridge
- the only one on the Tyne to withstand the floods of 1771
Dilston Castle and Chapel historic site is one and a half miles south west of Corbridge on the road to
Langley Castle was built in the middle of the 14th century by Sir Thomas de Lacy as a great H-shaped tower of
It was attacked and severely damaged in 1405 by the forces of Henry VIII in the campaign against the
Percy's and Archbishop
Scrope. Now restored it is now operated as an hotel.
Langley Garden Station
Originally a country railway station on a line running through the Langley woods, the beautiful garden here
is a very unusual and unexpected one, framed by magnificent Victorian stonework and sheltered by the woodland
surrounding it. People love this gentle and peaceful place.
St Johns Church
Whitfield situated in the West Allen Valley. The village lies on the River West Allen which joins with
the River East Allen a mile away to form the River Allen The village is serviced with a village shop, pub, school
and two churches.