£3m restoration work on Hexham Abbey has been completed.
The first visitors to the newly restored medieval monastery will be given a tour later today. The building is over 1300 years old.
Now, take one medieval abbey, some extensive restoration work and a mysterious bricked up door, hundreds of years old, and you have the makings of a spooky, gothic story.
All those ingredients came together at Hexham Abbey in Northumberland. The rector invited us along to see the mystery resolved.
Derek Proud reports.
The door was opened - nothing was inside! Renovators believe it was a medieval toilet.
This is the door discovered by renovators at Hexham Abbey. It will be opened for the first time in hundreds of years.
Workmen have discovered a door that has been closed for hundreds of years. It will soon be opened at Hexham Abbey.
Restorers working on Hexham Abbey have discovered a mysterious door that has been closed for hundreds of years. The workmen found the door while renovating the medieval monastery. Nobody knows what is behind it. The door will be opened today...
Restorers working at Hexham Abbey will today open a door that's remained closed for hundreds of years. The mystery door was discovered by workmen currently renovating the Abbey's medieval monastery.
It's not known what lies behind it. A team of archaeologists will be on hand to examine anything of interest that may be found.
A dedication service is being held today for a new stained glass window at Hexham Abbey.
The three section window cost £60,000 and has been paid for from a legacy from Hexham couple Geoffrey and Marjorie Tyrrell who died within a short time of one another in 2010 in their 80s.
The Tyrrell window is the first new stained glass to be installed at the Abbey since 1972.