As part of my tour of the North East I am doing a series of blogs of my experience’s. The excuse for the visit was an invitation to a friends wedding at the Derwent Manor nr Consett, a great time was had by all.
After booking into B&B at a remote place from back and beyond, a nice place it was, it was up with the lark and headed a few miles west to a ancient market town called Hexham.
Hexham is a beautiful town located South West of Northumberland on the river Tyne. In 2005 Hexham became England’s favourite Market Town with its 12th Century Abbey dominating the Market place.
After arriving it was a steep climb to the town, with ample of free parking spaces, for me that was a good start. once into the town it wasn’t long before I noticed the architecture of the place with flint and stone dated back to the 14th Century, the amenities on offer were of interest with quirky shops and galleries and a few interesting side streets, all blending in well, the old and new working in harmony.
Armed with my Nikon D-30o and a short range zoom it wasn’t long before I found some pictures to take, especially the interior of the 12th Century Abbey, saying that there was a service going on at the time. With the weather being bit overcast and drizzle in the air it wasn’t long before we decided to go for a coffee and hopefully the drizzle will recede, mind you there were plenty of cafes and restaurant’s on offer.
I had a good 4 hours at Hexham, the locals were friendly and helpful, will I go back possibly if I’m in the area.