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In 671, on a bluff above the Tyne, St Wilfrid founded a Benedictine monastery whose church was, according to contemporary accounts, the finest north of the Alps. Unfortunately, it proved irresistible to the Vikings, who savaged the place in 876, but the church was rebuilt in the eleventh century as part of an Augustinian priory, and the town of HEXHAM grew up in its shadow. The handsome market town is the only significant stop between Newcastle and Carlisle and however focused you are on seeing Hadrian's Wall, you'd do well to give Hexham a night or even make it your base. Hexham's large Market Place …
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Slaley Hall Golf Course

Slaley Hall has two championship courses and has hosted a number of prestigious PGA events, including the Great North Open Golf Championship ...