North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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Hexham AbbeyThe Way of Light, HexhamWelcome to a breath-taking trail that transports you from the dawn of Christianity through to contemporary pilgrimage via Dark Ages battles that changed a region’s faith, abbeys that matched Rome for majesty and a stunning seminary that taught England ’s leading ecclesiastics.

What's Nearby

  1. High Force Waterfall

    High Force is one of the most impressive waterfalls in England. The River Tees has been…

    5.94 miles away
  2. Blanchland Abbey

    Set in the County of Northumberland and founded as a premonstratensian priory in 1165.

    9.88 miles away
  3. St Mary's Church

    Blanchland got its name from the white habits worn by monks of the Premonstratensian…

    9.89 miles away
  1. Slayley Forest

    Walking at Slaley Forest is the perfect way to get outdoors and explore some of the…

    13.05 miles away
  2. St John the Evangelist, Castleside

    The church, built of local stone, was designed by Mr. Ewan Christian (architect also of…

    16.74 miles away
  3. Hexham Old Gaol

    Experience first hand what life was really like for prisoners in the 1300s. Find outt…

    16.77 miles away
  4. Hexham Abbey

    Visit Hexham Abbey and step back in time! Take in the peaceful atmosphere, ancient…

    16.8 miles away
  5. St John Lee Parish Chruch

    St John Lee Parish Chruch

    Established in the 10th century, the church appears to have been built on the site of the…

    17.74 miles away
  6. Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum

    Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum

    The Vindolanda site today contains a modern world class museum using the latest…

    18.63 miles away
  7. Escomb Saxon Church

    One of England's finest Saxon churches, Escomb dates to the 7thC and contains a Roman…

    20.5 miles away
  8. St Helen Auckland Parish Church

    The 12thC church of St Helen. Daily Mass times: Sunday and Wednesday, Thursday 10:00,…

    21.04 miles away
  9. Binchester Roman Fort

    Remains of Commandant's house and neighbouring bath-house containing one of the best…

    21.58 miles away
  10. Diggerland

    Diggerland is the UK’s most unique construction-themed adventure park where guests can…

    21.7 miles away
  11. Auckland Castle Deer House and Park

    Auckland Castle commands a prominent position overlooking the River Wear, surrounded by…

    21.88 miles away
  12. Auckland Tower - The Auckland Project

    Your visit to The Auckland Project begins at Auckland Tower, where you can find all the…

    21.94 miles away
  13. Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project

    Positioned high above the meandering River Wear, Auckland Castle was once home to the…

    21.96 miles away
  14. Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

    From daylight to starlight watch legends come to life in a thrilling tale told on an epic…

    21.99 miles away
  15. Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens

    Ushaw is set in the beautiful Durham countryside and houses architectural gems by…

    22.06 miles away
  16. Gainford Spa

    Gainford Spa

    A hidden natural fountain with supposedly healing water that tastes like rotten eggs.…

    22.36 miles away
  17. St Mary's Church

    St Mary’s Church is a grade 1 listed building, founded on a monastery and dates from the…

    22.87 miles away
  18. St Mary’s Well

    St Mary’s Well

    St Mary's Church dates from the 13th Century. The Church is a Grade I listed building and…

    22.87 miles away
  19. Holmside Park

    Holmside Park, a newly refurbished 50 acre adventure park in Durham.  Full of adventure,…

    22.89 miles away
  20. Beaurepaire Manor House

    Ruins of a medieval manor house used as a medieval country retreat for the Priors of…

    23.94 miles away
  21. Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

    Discover an amazing journey through time at Beamish Museum as you travel back in time and…

    24.06 miles away
  22. Durham Mining Museum

    Spennymoor Town Hall has it’s dedicated memorial to the works and lives lost during the…

    24.26 miles away
  23. Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

    The centre provides a unique interpretation of the fascinating local heritage, heritage…

    24.4 miles away
  24. Durham Presbyterian Church

    Bible-based preaching in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In the evening, after the second…

    24.85 miles away
  25. Waddington Street United Reformed Church

    A congregation made up of all sorts of people from Durham and the surrounding area. We…

    24.94 miles away
  26. Mountjoy

    Rewarding climb to see Durham spread-eagled spectacularly below.

    24.96 miles away
  27. St Cuthbert's Catholic Church

    St Cuthbert's Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Durham, England. It was opened…

    25.01 miles away
  28. St Cuthbert's North Road

    Please see website for full list of services and events :- http://cuthbertandaidan…

    25.01 miles away
  29. Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric Church

    The Church of Our Lady of Mercy and St. Godric is our Grade II listed church,…

    25.01 miles away
  30. Durham University Oriental Museum

    Explore Ancient Egypt and Western Asia, the Himalayas, China, Japan, Korea and Southeast…

    25.03 miles away
  31. Wharton Park

    This VisitEngland accredited attraction Wharton Park commands spectacular views across…

    25.06 miles away
  32. North Road Methodist Church

    Grade 2 listed Bethel chapel, which is now a Methodist Church dates back to 1853.

    25.07 miles away
  33. St Mary The Less Church

    The Chapel for St John's College, serving part of the small parishes of the Peninsula.…

    25.21 miles away
  34. Framwellgate Bridge

    Framwellgate Bridge, the oldest bridge in Durham, is one of three mediaeval arch bridges…

    25.24 miles away
  35. Durham Cathedral Museum

    The Durham Cathedral Museum is an award-winning museum for all ages which guides visitors…

    25.25 miles away
  36. DLI Collection at Palace Green Library

    Explore the history of the Durham Light Infantry enjoying items from the collection with…

    25.26 miles away
  37. DLI Collection at Sevenhills

    The Durham Light Infantry Collection has moved to Sevenhills at Spennymoor. The dedicated…

    25.26 miles away
  38. Durham University Botanic Garden

    Set in countryside and mature woodland. Plant collections from North America, Himalayas…

    25.27 miles away
  39. Durham Cathedral Tours

    Discover the hidden history of Durham Cathedral with one of our regular guided tours.…

    25.28 miles away
  40. Durham Cathedral

    Thought by many to be the finest example of Norman church architecture in England, with…

    25.28 miles away
  41. Durham Cathedral Tower

    Durham Cathedral Towers
    Enjoy spectacular views of the historic city of Durham and the…

    25.28 miles away
  42. Durham Castle

    Durham Castle is part of the Durham City World Heritage Site. Entrance by guided tour…

    25.28 miles away
  43. World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

    A free visitor centre providing an introduction to Durham World Heritage Site and what…

    25.29 miles away
  44. Palace Green Library

    Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special…

    25.29 miles away
  45. Museum of Archaeology

    Enjoy our new special exhibition exploring the rich prehistoric and Roman archaeology and…

    25.32 miles away
  46. Durham Town Hall

    The Town Hall has been central to life in Durham city for more than 650 years. A recent…

    25.34 miles away
  47. Lord Londonderry Statue

    Raffaele Monti's statue of Charles William Vane Stewart, the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.

    25.34 miles away
  48. St Nicholas Church

    The Church in the Marketplace of Durham City.

    25.35 miles away
  49. Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

    Local history museum housed in historic church near cathedral. Tells the story of Durham…

    25.35 miles away
  50. Bertie's Play Barn

    A bigger and better stay and play for winter, a real adventure for growing minds!…

    25.4 miles away
  51. Prince Bishop River Cruiser and Browns Rowing Boats

    The Prince Bishop River Cruiser offers cruises with spectacular views of historic Durham…

    25.42 miles away
  52. St Oswald's Church

    St Oswald’s is an Anglican church in the centre of the beautiful university and cathedral…

    25.43 miles away
  53. Christchurch Durham

    Christchurch Durham is an Anglican Evangelical Church in Durham, please see website for…

    25.48 miles away
  54. Elvet Methodist Church

    Elvet Methodist Church is situated in Old Elvet, three minutes walk east of the market…

    25.57 miles away
  55. St Giles Church

    St. Giles’ has been a place for people to meet and worship for over 900 years.…

    25.84 miles away
  56. Old Durham Gardens

    Old Durham Gardens can be found less than a mile east of Durham City Centre. The gardens…

    26.18 miles away
  57. Bowes Railway

    The Bowes Railway is the only operational and preserved standard gauge cable railway…

    26.26 miles away
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