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A visit to Hexham with the dog, Northumberland


Avoid this one in peak tourist season, but definitely try for a stop here at quieter times of the year. The town has plenty of dog-friendly shops and a surprisingly large park just behind the centre. 


GPS coords for car park: 54.9714, -2.0981  P&D parking or free with Northumberland coupon. Waitrose next to the car park. Public WCs. Childrens play area in Hexham Park.


From the car park walk up the steps, past the public loos, and this brings you to the imposing old gaol building - one of the first in England and constructed in the 1300s. Back in the day it must have been an ogre of a building.  Carry on towards the Shambles and cross over to the Abbey.  Apparently the earlier abbey was built with stones re-purposed from the Roman town just up the road and the pillars and arches can still be seen in the crypt. Behind the church is the park, and this is clearly popular with local pooches - there are loads of dogs!

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Edited: 26th March 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.