Happiness is in Hexham: Stay With Us & Visit The Award-Winning Market Town
- By Walwick Hall
- December 16, 2021
Fondly recognised as a beloved market town clustered around the grand and beautiful Abbey, this year, Hexham proudly celebrates its new title of ‘Happiest Place to Live’, as awarded to it by Rightmove in a recent national survey.
Whether this is due to its sprawling greenery, incredible wildlife, friendly locals, picture-perfect landscape, historic location, or warm and inviting atmosphere, we don’t know – except here at Walwick Hall Estate, we do. Set in the small parish of Humshaugh just outside of Hexham, our 100-acre Georgian landed estate is perfectly positioned close to this award-winning town, benefiting from the best of the area in our world away from the norm just a short distance away.
In this article, we’re revealing what all the fuss is about – sharing some of the many incredible reasons to visit this beautiful Northumberland town during your luxury stay with us.
A picturesque market town with an ancient and fascinating history, Hexham boasts an extraordinary past that intrigues both academics and holidaymakers alike. Recognised as one of the gateways to the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall, this bustling town is the perfect place to visit during a walk along the wall or after a trip to Chesters Roman Fort – located just a stone’s throw away from our luxury self-catered suites.
For those of you looking to explore the history of the area in a day, the centre itself offers a plethora of remarkable buildings and monuments sure to spark the interest of your inner historian. From the historic centrepiece of the town – Hexham Abbey – to the oldest, purpose-built gaol in England, there’s so much to uncover during your Northumberland break.
Whether you prefer to spend your morning taking a relaxing stroll through the town centre, or choose to partake in a rewarding hike before a delicious meal in The Dining Room, there are plenty of walking routes to keep you occupied both in and around this beautiful town.
Enjoy an afternoon of calm and spend your time here exploring the formal gardens and woodland walking destinations found in Hexham’s Abbey Grounds and Sele Park, ahead of sitting down to a carefully prepared Afternoon Tea back at our estate. Or, set aside a day to take on a more challenging route along Hadrian’s Wall – a short distance from the centre – before reflecting on the days’ expedition as you sink into the armchair in our Bar.
For those of you visiting with children, the vibrant town of Hexham and surrounding area has plenty of things to do to keep your whole family entertained for the duration of your stay. For the adventurous, there’s the opportunity to take a hands-on approach with birds of prey as part of local Falconry days, as well as a number of easy cycling routes ready to explore.
In Hexham’s town centre, your family can look forward to finding out what life was really like for prisoners in the 1300’s by paying a visit to the Border History Museum – visiting the prison house, trying out the stocks and learning about Medieval crime and punishment.
Quaint and friendly, filled with many independent shops and beautiful architecture to discover during a spring-time evening stroll, a trip to Hexham paints the perfect picture for a weekend of romance. Visit art galleries, attend local theatre productions, and fall in love with the charming atmosphere of the area during your stay.
At the heart of your break, choose to spend time with one another in our intimate Spa. Enjoy a treatment from one of our Germaine de Capuccini therapists, soak up the feeling of total relaxation in our luxurious jacuzzi, or simply sit and enjoy eachothers company in our glass walled pavilion pool overlooking the breathtaking Tyne Valley.
Less than 5 miles from the next beautiful Northumberland village of Corbridge, and just a half an hour drive to the exciting city of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Hexham is well located to ensure you spend your holiday however you like, wherever you like.
Positioned in an idyllic corner of Northumberland just 10 minutes away from Hexham by car, our beautiful country estate will provide you with the perfect base to enjoy all parts of the surrounding area, in a unique world away from the norm.
In 2022, we invite you to feel inspired in a place loved and recognised for its beauty, charm and hospitality. Wake up in style to the spectacular views of the Tyne Valley, spend your evenings relaxing in our intimate Spa, and explore an award-winning Northumberland market town right on our doorstep.
This year, look forward to luxury and book your stay experience with us. Explore our rooms, dates and availability for your special break, here.