Hexham is a town and civil parish in Northumberland, England with a population of over 11,000 people. It is situated on the River South Tyne, and approximately 20 km from Newcastle upon Tyne and 35 km from Edinburgh. Hexham is well known for its cobbled streets and historic buildings, some of which date back to medieval times.
The engineering sector in Hexham employs almost 4,000 people and provides an important source of high-quality jobs for communities. The sector is made up mostly of civil and structural engineering, mechanical/electrical engineering and process/oil/gas mining.
Hexham is on the A69, which connects Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Carlisle. Hexham also has a good public transport system with regular buses and trains. There are several car parks, including a park-and-ride at the railway station and visitor car parks in Hexham, Denwick and Whalton.