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Hexham Abbey

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Hexham Abbey
Hexham, Northumberland, England
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Hexham (Self catering)
Moorgair Cottage, Hexham

Moorgair Cottage

This stone built cottage is located in the hamlet of Slaley, six miles from the town of Hexham in Northumberland and can sleep five people in two bedrooms.
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West Wing Cottage, Hexham

West Wing Cottage

This stone-built wing attached to the owners' home is situated three miles from Hexham and sleeps two people.
Sleeps 2

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Haydon Bridge (Hotel)
Langley Castle Hotel

Langley Castle Hotel

Genuine 14th castle set in a 12-acre woodland estate with brush-mown lawns restored to a magnificent and comfortable hotel. Langley is perfect for discovering the delights of Hadrians Wall and other local attractions. The exclusive nature of the castle makes Langley the perfect destination to be pampered in unique surroundings. … more >>

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Heddon-on-the-Wall (Hotel)
Close House Hotel

Close House Hotel

Close House Hotel offers everything that you would expect from a venue, 19 luxurious appointed bedrooms with ultra modern bathrooms, our award winning Bewickes Restaurant offering lunch and dinner, excellent meeting and private dining rooms for up to 100 guests and an challenging 18 hole golf course with Clubhouse. Why … more >>

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