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Address: Grey St. | Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AL, England
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Description: Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl...
Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the head of Grey Street. In addition to being a great place to meet, Newcastle City Guides open this iconic monument on a number of days throughout the year. Join us on a climb of 164 steps and take in great views of Newcastle's city centre and beyond.
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lovely monument and surrounding buildings. It's amazing how many monuments Newcastle has - they seem to pop up on almost every corner

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Not for the faint hearted if you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to climb up. A very steep, spiral stone staircase that never seems to end. When you get to the top there's almost a climb to get outside from the last step. Then when you're outside, OMG it's high, but so worth it to get amazing views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Deckchairs under the monument and a giant TV screen - the perfect place to stop and watch a free movie on a warm Tuesday in August.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

impressive structure and nice meeting point in this city center! so glad Newcastle is preserving its heritage and culture

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Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love Newcastle so much, it has so much to offer and everything is within short distance. Grey's Monument stands out and is pretty much central to restaurants, bars, shops and cafes! Beautiful.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

lovely monument and surrounding buildings. It's amazing how many monuments Newcastle has - they seem to pop up on almost every corner

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a statue of Lord Grey that stands on top of a tall stone column, over 100 feet high. It's located in a mostly pedestrian area known for shopping and local tourist attractions. If you're walking up Grey Street from the River Tyne, then it's worth noting that it is quite a steep walk. Plenty of pubs and restaurants... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A pretty average column and statue, Grey street has some interesting architecture above the rows of standard High Street shops. In the end the statue was a good marker for the Metro station that we were looking foe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Pretty much impossible to miss monument in the middle of a small pedestrian area of the city. The space around here is well used at times. I saw seating laid out and a large screen showing cartoons here this morning. No idea what this was all about but seemed like a great idea. Have also regularly saw people sitting on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Travelled to the NORTH EAST from JERSEY in the channel islands. Manage to acquire a family tour up Grey's monument that I saw on Newcastle city web site . We were met by Ed & Lawrence and his friendly team of tour guides who were very informative on our tour up and around the top of the monument , What... More 

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GeordieSez, Public Relations Manager at Grey's Monument, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments and pleased you and your family enjoyed this and the rest of your visit. Hope we can help on future visits More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This folly sums up Newcastle beautifully. It's a sight to behold and you can even climb it for a small fee, but it's not for the faint hearted.

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