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Situated on the north bank of the river Tyne, opposite Hexham in Northumberland, is the village of Acomb which lies where the land rises from the riverbank and veers upwards towards Hadrian’s Wall. Its location north of the river meant that it was often subject to Scottish attack and was destroyed on several occasions. The name is derived from the term acum of Anglo-Saxon origin meaning “at the oak trees”. Evidence of Bronze Age burials has been found to the east and two early medieval burials have been discovered. The church of St.John Lee was built in the 14th century when much of the parish was, as it still is today, one of dispersed homesteads. The Fallowfield lead mine was a significant employer from the early 16th to mid 19th century. By 1840 however, the mine was in decline and closed in 1913 due to flooding. There was also a colliery at Acomb and the remains of a limekiln have been found. The country village has always been a rural community and continues to be so today, whilst also providing an attractive place of residence for a growing population of commuters to Hexham, Carlisle and Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Hall Bank Guest House (1.56 miles)

Hall Bank Guest House
Hallbank Guest House is located in the heart of the town and is ideally situated to give great access to Hexham and surrounding Northumberland countryside. There is a fantastic amount to offer in and around ... More | visit website

Best Western Beaumont Hotel (1.59 miles)

Best Western Beaumont Hotel

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Delightful family run market town hotel overlooking the 6th century Abbey and Sele park. Set in the heart of Northumbria, Hexham is ideal for exploring a region steeped ... More

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Station Inn (1.61 miles)

Station Inn
Hexham is a thriving market town, only a few minutes drive from the lovely Northumbrian countryside and attractions such as Hadrian's Wall. It provides an excellent base for any visitor to the North of England ... More | visit website
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Hadrian Hotel (1.80 miles)

Hadrian Hotel
A peaceful location very near to Hadrians Wall. The hotel is located between Hexham & Carlisle. A very historical hotel in Wall villager. Ideal for walkers who want to explore Hadrians Wall and teh surrounding ... More | visit website
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Fairshaw Rigg (2.49 miles)

Fairshaw Rigg
Welcome to Fairshaw Rigg; exclusive 4 * Silver awarded Bed and Breakfast near Hadrian's Wall; Northumberland. The B&B; which is just outside Historic Hexham; has a warm and friendly atmosphere and is situated in a ... More | visit website
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George Hotel (2.65 miles)

George Hotel

The George Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location in rural Northumberland, and is only five miles from the historic market town of Hexham. The North Tyne River is readily accessible for game fishing, ... More | visit website

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Crown Inn (3.20 miles)

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The Crown Inn is a traditional country pub, located in the heart of Humshaugh, in Hadrian's Wall Country. Enjoy a pint of real cask ale or a cold refreshing larger whilst ... More | visit website
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The Wheatsheaf Hotel (3.96 miles)

The Wheatsheaf Hotel

The Wheatsheaf Hotel is superbly located in the historic and popular village of Corbridge. At the heart of the Tyne Valley, the hotel is ideally situated for the Hadrian's wall tourist sites, the beautiful Northumberland ... More | visit website

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Barrasford Arms (4.39 miles)

Barrasford Arms

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Top chef Tony Binks took over the 1870s pub in 2006. Already voted “Destination Restaurant of the Year,” the pub sits at the heart of Barrasford village in the North ... More

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Carraw Bed & Breakfast (5.09 miles)

Carraw Bed & Breakfast

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As featured in The Guardian, this bed and breakfast is one of the finest luxury Northumberland guest houses, situated on the foundations of Hadrian's Wall. Located on a family-run working farm, Carraw ... More | visit website

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