We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grey's Monument

Grey St., Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
34 visitor photos
Write a Review

85 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    29
    38
    17
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Grey's Monument is an impressive statue, which I have yet to go up. I hear the view is great. The monument is a popular meeting place in the centre of the city. It's starting to attract more buskers, charity muggers, and political rallies, which means it gets very busy. On a positive note, they now screen outdoor films in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Grey's Monument, often referred simply as Monument by locals, serves as meeting point for those entering the city centre. Often throughout the year various events will take place around the monument, including markets, outdoor cinema screenings, bands and talks. If you're in Newcastle city centre you will no doubt see the statue at some point of your day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Grey's Monument is in the centre of town and there are a lot of shops, coffee shops and restaurants nearby. On the last couple of occasions I have visited there has been entertainment close to the monument.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Grey's Monument is right in the middle of Newcastle's busy shopping area so it is a good place to meeting people as it is also near the local Metro line

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This tends to be used as a meeting point by locals as i's easy to get to. It's a great place to sit and watch the world go by. They also use the area for farmers markets and continental markets.There's also something always happening here either it be buskers or local performing groups or protesters.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Torquay
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you have good mobility try this tower. It is an amazing view of this wonderful City, The Guide at the top has a good local knowledge also. At only £4 each well worth a look, My Husband & I got some lovely unusual pictures of Newcastle. Tickets available in The Central Arcade, Newcastle Visitor Centre, Check out the other... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gateshead
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Before mobiles the young people of Newcastle would meet at the monument. There is always something going on at monument and it's right in the centre if the toon. Watch out for the charity people wanting you to donate £4 a month to help African wombats or whatever the charity of the week is.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Nice part of the city with some great shops and especially lovely at christmas with the christmas market. Quick cut through town to get to eldon square or grainger town and also there is all the travel routes to and from newcastle at the bus stops. On the alternative side from grey monument is the green surrounded by some really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
sunderland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

this morning just climbed 164 steps to the top of greys monument, excellent view of newcastle. You have to book in advance. £3 well worth the money, excellent guide told you what to look for, lovely clear day good views all round

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Grey’s Monument honours the second Earl Grey, of Howick Hall, Northumberland, who was Prime Minister at the time of the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832. He is also the Earl Grey of ‘Earl Grey Tea’. The Monument was erected in his lifetime (1838). The statue was designed by Newcastle Architect Benjamin Green and sculpted by E. H.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Grey's Monument also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 

Been to Grey's Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Grey's Monument, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing