A wander around Hexham
Up’north and wanted some time away, me and my Mum went to Hexham. Only 30 mins away from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, south of the River Tyne, it’s a small market town ideal to have a wander around. With plenty of shops and some nice independent ones including the book shop Cognito Books. Cognito Books had a brilliant selection of children books to read.
We headed up to the Abbey, where we spotted the Hexham Market. However the market was closing shortly. It had arrange of stalls including, fruit and vegetables, clothes, fudge and fish stall to name a few.
After walking around the shops me and mum decided to stop at Small World Cafe, for a cuppa. The cafe, is light and airy with staff who greet you and take your order at the table. We ordered two drinks and split a brie, bacon and cranberry panini.
The cafe sold products made from the North East including, North Chocolate bars which had some odd flavors including liquorice and blackcurrant, chilli and lime and ginger and fennel. They also sold a Chocolate milk called Canny too. We were lucky to have found the chocolate in a sweet shop, where we tried a sample.
After indulging in some food, me and Mum went into Hexham Abbey. Mum said I had been when I was little, but I didn’t remember it.
The abbey dates back to the 7th century, it doesn’t cost to go in, but you can leave a donation. Me and Mum also lit to candles in they abbey too, as a mark of remembrance.
We went for a wander around, where there was volunteers sharing knowledge about the abbey. I found out about the survival of the night stairs by which the Augustinian Canons would come down from their living quarters into the church…
The stain glass windows, were beautiful to look at…
After leaving the abbey, we decided to leave this historic market town and head on. We drove past the park and headed out of the town. I love the yellow stone of the properties. Though we only spent a short time, me and mum both agreed it was a nice little break away.